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Knee arthroplasty and risk of hip fracture: a population-based, case-control study.

Abstract:

The majority of knee arthroplasties (KAs) are performed in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Although bone mass may be increased in these patients, subjects with knee OA may have an increased risk of hip fracture, possibly due to an increased severity of falls. However, in patients with KAs, risk of hip fracture has not been studied extensively. We evaluated the association between KAs and hip fracture risk in a population-based case-control study using the Dutch PHARMO Record Linkage System...

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10.1007/s00223-011-9558-1

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Lalmohamed, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Prieto-Alhambra, D More by this author
van Staa, T More by this author
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Journal:
Calcif Tissue Int
Volume:
90
Issue:
2
Pages:
144-150
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1432-0827
ISSN:
0171-967X
URN:
uuid:66c1c6d6-2d88-425a-9f22-39e66c567b24
Source identifiers:
222462
Local pid:
pubs:222462

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