The anatomy and physiology

• Describe the anatomy and physiology of the hip joint.
• Briefly discuss the physical assessments that should be performed on arrival to the ward post-operatively. Using critical thinking, state why you have included these assessments.
• Discuss your post-operative plan of care when prioritising nursing management of Molly on her return to the ward. Discuss rationales for each nursing intervention based upon evidence based practice.
• Outline strategies for ongoing care and discharge planning for Molly upon leaving hospital.