Orthopaedics  |  Osteo Knee & Hip Pathway - Likely to Meet Criteria for Replacement




Orthopaedics

Osteo Knee & Hip Pathway - Likely to Meet Criteria for Replacement

  • Moderate to severe persistent pain not relieved by a course of conservative management (e.g. paracetamol + NSAID and including weight management when appropriate).

    • Pain severe when present constantly and interferes with most activities of daily living despite analgesia.

  • Severe functional limitation.

    • Walking capacity of less than 15 minutes.
    • Needs a walking aid.
    • Employment restricted.
    • Independence at risk.
    • No longer able to act as a carer if caring for someone else in need.

  • Radiographic evidence of joint damage.


Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016


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