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Table 8.10Effect of assistive device use on attitude towards surgery for OA

Assistive devices outcomeReferenceOutcome/effect size
Knee osteoarthritis
Indication for surgery1 study of expert opinions (Mancuso et al. 1996) (N=378 orthopaedic surgeons)Assistive device was not a uniform requirement – use of a cane or crutch several days/week or less often to be consistent with TKA
Hip
Indication for surgery1 study of expert opinions (Mancuso et al. 1996) (N=378 orthopaedic surgeons)
  • Assistive device was not a uniform requirement – use of a cane or crutch several days/week or less often to be consistent with TKA
  • More Canadian than US surgeons required an assistive device to be used every day and the use of a cane with stairs

From: 8, Referral for specialist services

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Osteoarthritis: National Clinical Guideline for Care and Management in Adults.
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