The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Activity Scale can be used to describe a person's activity level. This can be used before and after arthroplasty to describe functional changes.
Level of Activity
no physical activity; dependent on others
mostly inactive; restricted to minimal activities of daily living
sometimes participates in mild activities
regular participation in mild activities such as walking; limited housework or limited shopping
sometimes participates in moderate activities
regular participation in moderate activities such as swimming; can do unlimited housework and shopping
regular participation in active events such as bicycling
regular participation in very active events
sometimes participates in impact sports
regular participation in impact sports, heavy labor or strenuous activiteis
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Specialty: Surgery, orthopedic