Age and Weight Affect Total Hip Replacement Revisions
December 24, 2012
According to a recent study, age and body size may impact the risk of revision of total hip replacement. Results showed that patients who were taller, heavier or 75 years of age and younger had increased odds of revision…
…Elizabeth A. Wright, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues set out to study which factors might affect the risk of revision of total hip replacement surgery.
… While most joint replacements are successful, about 10 percent of implants will fail, requiring … Read the Rest