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Table 12 The Wesley Hospital Enhanced Recovery Pathway (ERP) discharge criteria for THA and TKA

From: Patient and surgical prognostic factors for inpatient functional recovery following THA and TKA: a prospective cohort study

Allied health

Independent with transfers in/out of bed and chair

Walking independently with aid

Able to negotiate stairs (with supervision, if needed)

Equipment and follow-up physiotherapy organised



Toileting (bowels opened)

Pain adequately controlled

Wound and dressings reviewed (as appropriate)

Discharge Planning (e.g. services organised if applicable, support person contacted)


Accepting of discharge plan

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