Assistive devices, hip precautions, environmental modifications and training to prevent dislocation and improve function after hip arthroplasty.

@article{Smith2016AssistiveDH,
  title={Assistive devices, hip precautions, environmental modifications and training to prevent dislocation and improve function after hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Toby O Smith and Paul Jepson and A. John Beswick and Gina Sands and Avril Drummond and Edward T. Davis and Catherine M. Sackley},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={7},
  pages={
          CD010815
        }
}
BACKGROUND Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopaedic operations performed worldwide. Painful osteoarthritis of the hip is the primary indication for THA. Following THA, people have conventionally been provided with equipment, such as raised toilet seats and chairs, and educated to avoid activities that could cause the hip joint to be in a position of flexion over 90 degrees, or adduction or rotation past the midline. These aspects of occupational therapy have been… CONTINUE READING
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