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Table 4 Different scenarios in which THA is deemed appropriate, uncertain or inappropriate according to Quintana et al. [10]

From: Indication criteria for total hip or knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis: a state-of-the-science overview

Pain Non-surgical procedure Functional limitation Surgical risk Age Total hip arthroplasty
Severe Correctly Severe    Appropriate
Severe Correctly Minor or moderate    Appropriate
Severe Not done or not done correctly Severe    Appropriate
Mild or moderate Correctly Severe Low   Appropriate
Mild   Minor    Inappropriate
Mild   Moderate High   Inappropriate
Mild   Moderate Low   Inappropriate
Moderate or severe Not done or not done correctly   <50 years Inappropriate
Moderate or severe Not done or not done Correctly Minor   >50 years Inappropriate
Mild or moderate Not done or not done correctly Severe Low   Uncertain
Mild or moderate Not done or not done correctly Severe High   Uncertain
Mild or moderate Correctly Severe High   Uncertain
Severe Not done or not done correctly Minor or moderate    Uncertain
Moderate Correctly Minor or moderate High   Uncertain
Moderate Correctly Minor or moderate Low   Uncertain
Moderate Not done or not done correctly Moderate   >50 Uncertain
Mild Correctly Moderate Low   Uncertain