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A clinical practice guideline on total knee arthroplasty was developed by an American Physical Therapy Association volunteer guideline development group that consisted of physical therapists, an orthopedic surgeon, a nurse, and a consumer. The guideline is based on systematic reviews of current scientific and clinical information and accepted approaches to management of TKA.

This guideline is intended to be used by all qualified and appropriately trained physical therapists involved in the management of patients undergoing TKA. It is also intended to serve as an information resource for decision makers and developers of practice guidelines and recommendations.

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