Total Joint Replacement Rehab Guidelines 

The RCA's best practice framework/guideline for rehabilitative care for patients following total joint replacement and shoulder arthroplasty provide a basis for informing and improving quality care to support better patient outcomes, increased efficiencies and bundled care. RCA tools and resources support implementation of the best practices at the system and organization level.


Framework/Guideline

Total Joint Replacement Framework (March 2017 / Rev November 2019 to include simultaneous bilateral)

Addendum to the Rehabilitative Care Best Practice Framework in the Context of COVID-19 (October 2020)

Includes the framework, referral decision tree, and process indicators to support performance monitoring of bundled care-related outcomes.

Additional evidence-based recommendations that align with current COVID-19 restrictions. 


Guidance for post Shoulder Arthroplasty (November 2019) Includes the guidance document and process indicators to support performance monitoring of bundled care-related outcomes.
Quick Reference Guide

Total Joint Replacement (January 2018)

Based on the full framework. Provides a concise summary of best practices to guide clinical practice in each setting.
Self-Assessment Tool

Total Joint Replacement Self-Assessment (January 2018)

Simple tools to help health service providers assess how well their current care aligns with best practices. Also provides immediate feedback to help improve care.