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Rehabilitation

It is essential to study the effect (i.e. physical function, QOL, and return-to-work) and subsequently the costs of preoperative rehabilitation (conditioning of the body and mind for surgery) and rehabilitation if we as a society wants to improve patient outcome after common surgical procedures. There is lack of scientific knowledge about which parameters have clinical impact on the preoperative phase, what kind of rehabilitation works, how intensive it should be, and how long the intervention should last. Also, good methodological studies are needed to improve and develop the research methods in this field.

Our research strategy for rehabilitation is to carry out interdisciplinary studies to document the needs, the benefits, the costs, and the effects of rehabilitation, both pre- and postoperatively, focusing on functional capacity, QOL, and health economic aspects. Our primary target group is patients with self-reported low physical function and poor psychological resources.

Contact Inger Mechlenburg for further information.

 
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Publikationer
Prevalence of knee contractures is high in children with cerebral palsy in Denmark.
Klenø AN, Stisen MB, Cubel CH, Mechlenburg I, Nordbye-Nielsen K.
Total hip arthroplasty versus progressive resistance training in patients with severe hip osteoarthritis: protocol for a multicentre, parallel-group, randomised controlled superiority trial.
Frydendal T, Christensen R, Mechlenburg I, Mikkelsen LR, Overgaard S, Ingwersen KG.
Hip kinematics and kinetics in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome before and 1 year after hip arthroscopic surgery. Results from the HAFAI cohort
Kierkegaard S, Mechlenburg I, Dalgas U, Lund B, Søballe K, Sørensen H.
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