Table 3

‚ÄÉComparison of ranking of determinants by orthopaedic surgeons and referring physicians with regard to their importance for the decision on whether a patient should undergo total hip replacement

Orthopaedic surgeonsReferring physicians
Rest pain11
Night pain22
Pain with activity33
Functional impairment44
Decreased range of motion55
Osteoarthritis x ray changes67
Impaired social contact76