In which hand should a cane be placed to provide weight bearing relief for a diseased hip

In which hand should a cane be placed to provide weight bearing relief for a diseased hip?

The cane is placed in the contralateral hand. This creates a moment arm that counteracts the patient’s weight and significantly reduces by 25% the amount of force applied to the hip joint. Placing the cane on the same side as the involved hip actually increases loading on the hip joint and potentially exacerbates the discomfort, pain, or joint dysfunction.