Hip fracture risk rises in the 10 years after total knee replacement

Posted by on April 16, 2016 7:31 pm
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A Swedish study shows that individuals with total knee replacement (TKR) due to primary osteoarthritis had a low risk for hip and vertebral fracture in the decade before surgery. However, after total knee replacement, the risk for hip fracture increased by 4 percent and the risk for vertebral fracture increased by 19 percent compared to the population without TKR.

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