Preoperative prediction of ambulatory status at 6 months after total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Nankaku2013PreoperativePO,
  title={Preoperative prediction of ambulatory status at 6 months after total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Manabu Nankaku and Tadao Tsuboyama and Haruhiko Akiyama and Ryosuke Kakinoki and Yasuko Fujita and Jun Nishimura and Yuji Yoshioka and Haruna Kawai and Shuichi Matsuda},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={88-93}
}
BACKGROUND Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an effective procedure that provides patients with long-term relief from pain and enables them to resume their normal daily activities. Preoperative instruction about the functional outcomes and optimum goal of rehabilitation is helpful for patients undergoing THA. OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were: (1) to examine the relationships between preoperative physical functions and ambulation following THA and (2) to identify optimal cutoff values… CONTINUE READING