Patients who undergo revision total hip surgery at New England Baptist Hospital are referred by the attending surgeon to the pre-admission screening unit where a team approach to preoperative patient assessment, education, and discharge planning is utilized. The patient is progressed postoperatively by the health care team using surgeon-approved Clinical Pathways that document the patient’s daily activity and compliance with clinical outcomes. However, it continues to be our philosophy that “a program of rehabilitation be established for revision arthroplasty patients that is directed not only at the restoration of function in the immediate postoperative period, but also at establishing a life-long set of habits to protect the hip.”1
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