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In five countries during a 10-year period, there have been statistically significant increases in the lifetime risk for total hip replacement surgery for osteoarthritis, as well as significant differences between sexes, according to results presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego.
In the multinational, population-level study, researchers evaluated observational data from national arthroplasty registries in five countries — Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The researchers collected arthroplasty registry data, life table data and
Original Article: Lifetime risk for total hip replacement increases in 5 countriesNEXT ARTICLE
A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including Arthritis - inflammation of a joint causes pain, stiffness, and swelling with ...