Orthopaedic surgeons are increasingly involved in the planning of post-surgical rehabilitation of patients as evidence mounts that the quality of postoperative rehabilitation directly correlates to the effectiveness of that surgery. With the emergence of evidence based medicine in orthopaedic surgery and its effect on healthcare reimbursement, rehabilitation plans are increasing in importance. What’s more, the need for rehabilitation increases as an aging population participates in more activities and sustains more injuries.
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By S. Brent Brotzman, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Department of Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Texas A & M, Corpus Christi; Former Division 1 NCAA Team Physician Texas A&M CC; Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M CC; Dr. Brotzman is in private practice at North Austin Sports Medicine in Austin, TX; and Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Programs in Physical Therapy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA; Clinical Director, Champion Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA; Vice President, Education, Benchmark Medical Inc., Malvern, PA, USA; Director of Rehabilitation Research, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL, USA
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