Table 1

Criteria for inclusion and exclusion

Inclusion criteria

Exclusion criteria


- 40-80 years of age

- Other conditions than hip OA appearing to be the cause of the patient's symptoms

- Unilateral hip pain > 3 months

- Bilateral hip pain

- Radiographic measurement of joint space width < 2.00 mm or side difference > 10%

- Indication for hip joint replacement surgery within the next 6 months

- Able to speak and read Danish

- Previous hip or knee joint replacement surgery

- Hip OA due to hip fracture or infection

- Rating of worst hip pain during the last week as ≤ 2 on 11-box rating scale

- Hip dysplasia, Center Edge angle < 25 and Acetabular index Angle > 10

- Local knee pain originating from the knee on the same side as the hip OA

- Low back pain dominating over the hip symptoms

- Inflammatory joint disease

- Cerebrovascular disease

- Polyneuropathy or neuromuscular disease

- Malignant disease

- Refusal to participate


Poulsen et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:88   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-88

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