TableĀ 1

Functional recovery criteria

CriteriaObjective measurementSide notes
Adequate pain control with oral analgesiaNumeric Rating Scale <5 or Visual Analogue Score <5
Restoration of mobility to an independent levelWalk to the toilet with/without walking aids and transfer bed/chairOnly possible if preoperative mobility is independent
Ability to maintain sufficient caloric intakeMinimum of 50% required calories
Absence of intravenous fluid administration
No signs of active infection
  • No fever

  • Declining CRP/leucocyte serum levels

  • Functional recovery is reached when all of the criteria are met.

  • CRP, C reactive protein.