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Hip Score Form

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1. How would you describe the pain you usually have in your hip?*
2. Have you been troubled by pain from your hip in bed at night?*
3. Have you had any sudden, severe pain (shooting, stabbing, or spasms) from your affected hip?*
4. Have you been limping when walking because of your hip?*
5. For how long have you been able to walk before the pain in your hip becomes severe (with or without a walking aid)?*
6. Have you been able to climb a flight of stairs?*
7. Have you been able to put on a pair of socks, stockings or tights?*
8. After a meal (sat at a table), how painful has it been for you to stand up from a chair because of your hip?*
9. Have you had any trouble getting in and out of a car or using public transportation because of your hip?*
10. Have you had any trouble with washing and drying yourself (all over) because of your hip?*
11. Could you do the household shopping on your own?*
12. How much has pain from your hip interfered with your usual work, including housework?*

Grading for the Oxford Hip Score

Score 0 to 19
May indicate severe hip arthritis. It is highly likely that you may well require some form of surgical intervention, contact your family physician for a consult with an Orthopaedic Surgeon
Score 20 to 29
May indicate moderate to severe hip arthritis. See your family physician for an assessment and x-ray. Consider a consult with an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Score 30 to 39
May indicate mild to moderate hip arthritis. Consider seeing you family physician for an assessment and possible x-ray. You may benefit from non-surgical treatment, such as exercise, weight loss, and /or anti-inflammatory medication
Score 40 to 48
May indicate satisfactory joint function. May not require any formal treatment.

Remember, these interpretations can slightly vary based on different factors, including your overall health and the specifics of your hip condition. Your Oxford hip Score is a valuable tool for understanding your current hip health from your perspective. It helps in making informed decisions about your treatment options, monitoring progress over time, and evaluating the effectiveness of any hip treatments or surgeries you might undergo.

For a personalised approach and to discuss your treatment options, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional. They can offer guidance tailored to your specific situation, taking into account your score and other important health factors.

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