Hip Osteoarthritis Lequesne Algofunctional Index Calculator

Pain or discomfort
Night
Morning stretching
Does standing or trampling in place for 1/2 hour increase the pain?
walking pain
Do you suffer from prolonged sitting (2 hours) before getting up?
Walking perimeter
Perimeter (regardless of pain)
Aids needed
Other difficulties of daily life
Can you go up or down a floor?
Can you put your socks on from the front?
Can you pick up an object from the floor?
Can you get out of a car, out of a deep chair?


Index :

Hip Osteoarthritis Lequesne Algofunctional Index

The Lequesne Algofunctional index is a questionnaire aimed at evaluating, by a health professional, the functional abilities and the discomfort felt by patients suffering from gonarthrosis or osteoarthritis of the hip.

Interpretation of Hip Osteoarthritis Lequesne Algofunctional Index:

- 0-4: Moderate handicap or no handicap.

- 5-7: Average handicap.

 - 8-10: Significant handicap.

- 11-13: Very significant handicap.

- ≥ 14: Extreme, unbearable disability.

An index greater than or equal to 10 may be an indication for a prosthesis.

Hip osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the process of wearing down a joint. These are the famous “rheumatisms”, which reduce mobility and cause pain.

During aging in particular, the cartilages of the joints gradually lose their flexibility: their damping capacity is reduced, and the constraints linked to movement cause them to gradually crack.

A real public health problem, osteoarthritis can affect different parts of the body: the most common are the neck, lower back, hips, knees, hands and feet. 80% of people over 80 suffer from this pathology, compared to 3% of people under 45.

Osteoarthritis of the hip, coxarthrosis, is a chronic pathology, corresponding to a progressive wear of the cartilages of the coxo-femoral joint, located between the thigh and the pelvis. It accounts for 10% of osteoarthritis.

Its evolution can be slow, evolving over more than 10 years, or become disabling from the outset. It begins with a degeneration of the cartilage, then progressing to reach the entire joint.