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Table 1 Summary of focus group findings assessing suitable issues in investigating rehabilitation practice after total hip replacement in the UK

From: What does standard rehabilitation practice after total hip replacement in the UK entail? results of a mixed methods study

Discussion item Answers
What do you do with your hip replacements? In bed exercises
  Quadriceps static exercises
  Free range abductors
  Bridging exercises
  Hydrotherapy
Could you tell us a little bit about the exercise/physical activity you prescribe generically for your hip replacement patients? Depends on period of rehabilitation
  For Mobility: strengthening, functional, balance and weight bearing
  Active instructions given are determined by time/service pressures
  Target quadriceps and glutei muscles
What exercises do you think are important for total hip replacement surgery patients? In bed exercises
  Quadriceps static
  Free range abductors
  Bridging exercises
  Hydrotherapy
  Strengthening
  Functional
  Balance
  Weight bearing
What would you like to know about a colleague’s practice with regards total hip replacement rehabilitation? Demographics of patients seen?
  Who mobilises first following surgery?
  Day patient mobilised post-operatively?
  Average duration of inpatient of stay?
  Grade of physiotherapist that sees patients
  Pre-operative education provided?
  Use of resistance training?
  Inpatient rehabilitation
  Grade of physiotherapist that sees patients
  Equipments patients are discharged with
  Outpatient rehabilitation
  Intermediate care team visits at home?
  Mechanism/ route of re-referral?
  Inpatient and outpatient discharge criteria?
  Number of times patients seen in outpatient clinic
  Frequency of visits and number seen personally