REHABILITATION AFTER ELECTIVE TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT – A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Presenter: Coulter C
This module addresses:
Question: To determine the benefit of a supervised or unsupervised
program of rehabilitation exercise on patient outcomes following total
Conclusion: Rehabilitation outcomes post total hip replacement were
similar clinically and statistically whether the rehabilitation was supervised
or not. This study lacked a no-intervention control group.
Key Practice Points:
• Hip replacement patients without complications may be discharged home
to manage independently with their exercise program.
• After discharge physiotherapy can be re-directed to those with additional
• Consistently research indicates that key components for effective
programs include abductor strengthening and weight bearing exercise.
CPD Points: 0.25