Gait characteristics in persons with hip osteoarthritis

How does undergoing a total hip replacement alter gait 6-7 years post-surgery?

The following longitudinal study compared found that gait characteristics, function and symptoms did not decline amongst individuals who did not undergo a total hip replacement (THR) compared to those who did, at a 6-7 year follow-up. These findings suggest the importance of considering a combination of gait analysis and joint space assessment during early stages of hip osteoarthritis (OA) is crucial in identifying those with potentially slow disease progression.


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