Of the 26 studies identified only 1 RCT focused on physiotherapy interventions, and concluded it was difficult to isolate results from multidisciplinary interventions.
Detailed description of the interventions was poor. Several studies encouraged standing on the first day postoperative and mobilizing as able, but lacked detail on the process with only 3 studies commenting on mobility aids used.
Others referred to components of therapy including strength, balance, transfer and movement, however the authors of this review highlight that lack of detail limits reproducibility.
2 systematic reviews concluded little evidence to support physiotherapy interventions for this client group.