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Functional Hip Score - D'Aubigné & Postel

JBJS. 36-A(3): 451-75. June 1954.

 

Pain

Mobility

Ability to Walk

0

Intense & Permanent

Ankylosis w/ poor hip position

None

1

Severe w/ night pain

Nil; slight deformity/ pain

Only w/ Crutches

2

Severe when walking

Flexion < 40deg.

Only w/ canes

3

Tolerable w/ limited activity

Flexion 40-60deg.

One Cane, < 1 hour

4

Mild walking pain, no rest pain

Flexion 60-80deg., can touch foot

Long time w/ cane, short time without

5

Mild & inconstant, Normal activity

80-90deg., Abduction 15deg.

No cane, but slight limp

6

No pain

Flexion > 90deg., Abduction to 30deg.

Normal

Functional Grading of the Hip

Pain

Ability to Walk

 

Very Good P+W= 11 or 12

6

6

Walk without cane, no pain & no limp

6

5

Walk without cane, no pain but slight limp

5

6

Walk without cane, no limp but slight pain when starting.

Good  P+W= 10

5

5

Walk without cane, slight pain & slight limp

4

6

Walk without cane, with pain but no limp

6

4

Cane used to go outdoors, no pain

Medium  P+W= 9

5

4

Slight pain, Cane used outdoors

4

5

Pain after walking a few minutes; No cane; Slight limp

6

3

No pain; Cane used all the time

Fair P+W= 8

5

3

Slight pain; Cane used all the time

4

4

Pain after walking; Cane used outdoors

Poor  P+W= 7 or less

Mobility Reduced

If the Mobility is reduced to 4, the result is classed one grade lower

If the mobility is reduced to 3 or less, the result is classed two grades lower.



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