Effectiveness of rehabilitation after a total hip arthroplasty: a protocol for an observational study for the comparison of usual care in the Netherlands versus Germany

@inproceedings{Seeber2017EffectivenessOR,
  title={Effectiveness of rehabilitation after a total hip arthroplasty: a protocol for an observational study for the comparison of usual care in the Netherlands versus Germany},
  author={Gesine H Seeber and Annet Wijnen and Djordje Lazovic and Sjoerd K. Bulstra and G{\"u}nter Dietz and Christiaan P. van Lingen and M. F. Stevens},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder worldwide. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered one of the most effective treatments for end-stage hip osteoarthritis. The number of THAs is expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades. Usual postoperative rehabilitation after primary THA differs between the German and the Dutch system. In the Netherlands, patients undergo fast-track surgery and are discharged into their home environment within a few days without… CONTINUE READING