Self-reported functional outcome after primary total hip replacement treated with two different periopera-tive regimes: a follow-up study involving 61 patients.

@article{Petersen2008SelfreportedFO,
  title={Self-reported functional outcome after primary total hip replacement treated with two different periopera-tive regimes: a follow-up study involving 61 patients.},
  author={Mette K. Petersen and Niels Trolle Andersen and Kjeld S\oballe},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={160-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Fast-track surgery has been reported to improve rehabilitation outcome after major surgery, with length of hospitalization and muscle strength as outcome measures. We assessed the effect of optimization of perioperative care during admission on self-reported functional outcome, and compared patient status 6 months after THR with an age-matched healthy cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS 79 THR patients were randomized to optimized perioperative care (OPC) or conventional… CONTINUE READING

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