Walk patients through total hip arthroplasty


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Abstract

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause for hip pain. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) can relieve pain and enhance mobility and quality of life for patients with arthritic hip pain. The focus of this article is THA in patients with osteoarthritis using Mr. H's case as an illustration. It reviews indications and contraindications for THA and other treatment options as well as nursing care for patients undergoing THA.

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