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After a hip surgery, an OT is educating the patient on how to safety get into a tub when discharged to go home. What is the best way for the patient to get in?
A) Have the patient stand next to the tub and use the non-operated leg to get in while holding onto a safety bar for balance
B) Have the patient sit in a wheelchair and then transfer to a tub bench
C) Have the patient stand next to the tub and use the operated leg to get in while holding onto a safety bar for balance
D) Flex the patents elbows to extend towards bathtub

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A tub bench would require the patient to go beyond 90° of hip fx. As seen in this video https://youtu.be/Li6HsfEKPnc it is important to have the patient stand next to the tub and use the non-operated leg to get in while holding onto a safety bar for balance.

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