Sedentary Behavior in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis Before and After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review

in Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
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Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to integrate the available evidence on changes in sedentary behavior (SB) in patients with knee osteoarthritis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods: A systematic literature search from January 2002 to October 31, 2017, was performed for studies assessing objectively and/or subjectively measured SB following TKA. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Methodology appraisal tool was used to critically appraise the methodological quality of the included studies. Results: Ten studies reporting on SB with a total of 1,028 participants were included in the review. Three studies reported changes in SB with two showing a reduction in SB and one (with high risk of bias) an increase in SB after TKA. Seven studies showed no change in SB following TKA. Conclusion: Currently, there is insufficient evidence which suggests that SB time improves following TKA. Detailed assessments of SB after TKA are needed.

Frimpong, McVeigh, and Meiring are with Exercise Physiology Laboratory, School of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. McVeigh is also with the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Address author correspondence to Rebecca M. Meiring at

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