Preop THA PT/OT; Preop Testing
PT may have pt practice transfers, positioning, and ambulation. OT may work with PT to assist in exercises or learning to ambulate with and assistive device. OT may also help obtain assistive device to include shower chair, handheld shower, long-handled sponge for bathing, reacher, grabber, or dressing stick, safety bars. Pt needs to visit a dentist before surgery to decrease risk for infection and to tell any future providers they've had a THA. Pt with RA may have cervical XR to be sure they will have subluxation during intubation. Hip XR, CT, and/or MRI is done to assess operative joint and surrounding tissues.