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Table 1 Criteria for participants in the trial

From: The effect of posterior and lateral approach on patient-reported outcome measures and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis, undergoing total hip replacement: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Age: 45–70 years, both years included More joints (hip, knee or ankle) with expected joint replacement within a year
Patients scheduled for primary cementless total hip replacement Prior joint replacement on any joints (hip, knee or ankle), or any joint related surgery on lower limbs, still providing symptoms
Endstage primary hip OA or secondary OA due to mild hip dysplasia (CE-angle >20 degrees) BMI >35
  Any physical disability preventing patients from walking 20 meters without aid
  Any neurological disease (ex. cerebral thrombosis, Parkinson) compromising the walking ability
  Any severe medical condition compromising the physical function (ex. Chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Evaluated by 30s-CST-test
  Severe dementia (OMC < 18)
  Inability to read and understand Danish writing and oral instructions
  Does not wish to participate