Exercise may be effective for delaying total hip replacement in hip OA patients
Exercise therapy may postpone total hip replacement surgery in patients with hip osteoarthritis: a long-term follow-up of a randomised trialAnn Rheum Dis. 2015 Jan;74(1):164-9.
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109 patients were investigated in this study to compare combined exercise therapy and patient education with patient education alone. The main outcome measure was survival of the original hip as opposed to total hip replacement (THR) in patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA). Other outcome measures included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Physical ...
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