Rehab guidelines released for bilateral TJR and shoulder arthroplasty
The Rehabilitative Care Alliance has developed two new rehabilitative care best practice guidelines in collaboration with Health Quality Ontario. The guidelines support implementation of bundled care and address current variations in practice across Ontario.
- Simultaneous Bilateral Knee and Hip Replacement: The best practice recommendations address pre-operative care and bedded, ambulatory and in-home rehabilitation. They are included in an updated RCA Best Practices Framework for Patients with Hip & Knee Replacement.
- Shoulder Arthroplasty: The best practice recommendations address pre-operative care and ambulatory and in-home rehabilitation. They are included in Rehabilitative Care Best Practices Guidance for Patients post Shoulder Arthroplasty.
The recommendations are based on a review of clinical evidence and data analysis of current practices. They also reflect consensus among a group of subject matter experts, including surgeons and rehab care professionals from organizations across Ontario who perform high numbers of these procedures.
To learn more about the rehabilitative care guidelines and what to consider when implementing them, plan to attend one or both of the following HQO/RCA webinars:
- Bilateral TJR: Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:30 a.m. Please register in advance.
- Shoulder Arthroplasty: Wednesday, November 20, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Please register in advance.
Questions or requests for more information on the guidelines can also be addressed to Gabrielle Sadler, Project Manager, Rehabilitative Care Alliance.