Objective: To compare patient characteristics and patient-reported outcome measures in patients, who choose non-surgical versus surgical treatment for their hip osteoarthritis (OA). Such knowledge may help surgeons identify who may benefit the most from non-surgical treatment and it may be better to initially optimize the patient’s preoperative condition to achieve improved postoperative outcome.
Methods: Prospective cohort study with patients eligible for total hip arthroplasty (THA). Patient characteristics and radiographic evidence was determined preoperatively along with responses to validated patient-reported health state (EQ-5D-5L) and Hip dysfunction and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) questionnaires. Based on patients own preference, the cohort was divided into two groups; a non-surgical and a surgical group and between-group comparisons were performed.