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Does Physical Therapy after a TPLO Lead to Improvement of the 1-Year Post-Operative Peak Vertical Force?

Andrea Faure Beaulieu, Antonio Pozzi

Published:  21/09/2016    in:  Knowledge Summaries
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Abstract

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Based  on the lack of sufficient clinical studies investigating the PICO question, it is not possible to conclude if physical therapy should be recommended as a routine postoperative treatment after TPLO. 


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