Oxford Hip Score
The oxford hip score (OHS) is a joint specific outcome measure tool designed to assess disability in patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR). It was developed in 1996, it is one of the most popular pro measures for THR.
Its primary goal during development was to assess pain and function in patients undergoing Joint replacement surgery. Apart from it utility in evaluating THR patients, The OHS is also used to assess patients after alternative non-surgical interventions. This includes Physical therapy, joint supplements, and anti-inflammatory medications.
Method of Use
The Oxford Hip Score questionnaire is a short 12-item survey. Its recall period is four weeks and assesses pain, and function of the hip in relation to daily activities. This includes walking, dressing, climbing the stairs and sleeping. Each item has five possible responses (least difficult to most difficult), and items are summed to give a score from 12-60. Higher scores represent better functionality.
Validity and Reliability
The validity of this score has shown a strong correlation, practicable, reliable, and valid for self assessment of pain and function with patients with hip osteoarthritis.
Score 0 to 19- May indicate severe hip arthritis. It is highly likely that you may well require some form of surgical intervention, contact your family physician for a consult with an Orthopedic
Score 20 to29- May indicate moderate to severe hip arthritis. See your family physician for an assessment and x-ray. Consider a consult with an Orthopedic surgeon
Score 30 to 39- May indicate mild to moderate hip arthritis. Consider seeing your family physician for an assessment and possible x-ray. You may benefit from non-surgical treatment, such as exercise, weight loss, and/ or anti-inflammatory medication.
Score 40 to 48- May indicate satisfactory joint function. May not require any formal treatment.
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