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    fitness to work after bilateral hip replacement
    An_245299 posted:
    i have a friend who works in oil rigsand has had a bilateral hip replacement
    his job prior to surgery incolved manual labour. its been 6 months now post surgery . his treating doctor says its ok for him to return , but i'm not sure the kind of work he does if he is fit to do manual labour 3-4 hrs a day
    have any of you had similar cases or heard the same
    are there any standards of assessments we can follow for the oil and gas industry for return to work for hip replacement cases

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    Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:

    I do not know the standards of assessment with oil and gas industries. What I do recommend is to get a functional capacity evaluation (FCE). This FCE is a detailed test to see what your friend can do safely for 4 hours of work. We are all created differently so the hip shouldn't be the sole parameter of assessment.


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