Lower limb arthroplasty is a commonly performed procedure for symptomatic end-stage arthritis which has not responded to conservative medical treatment. Each patient’s perspective of the surgical process and early recovery period impacts on their quality of life. The OARS is a brief, easy-to-use measurement tool for use in assessing recovery pathways and interventions in arthroplasty. It taps into patients feeling around four domain: Pain, Sleep, Nausea and feeling unwell, Mobility. It was devised to gain deeper understanding of the patient perspective on their treatment in the perioperative period and can be used to assess change during the first six weeks following surgery.
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