Association between bisphosphonate use and implant survival after primary total arthroplasty of the knee or hip: population based retrospective cohort study.
OBJECTIVES: To test whether bisphosphonate use is related to improved implant survival after total arthroplasty of the knee or hip. DESIGN: Population based retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Primary care data from the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: All patients undergoing primary total arthroplasty of the knee (n = 18,726) or hip (n = 23,269) in 1986-2006 within the United Kingdom's General Practice Research Database. We excluded patients with a history of hip fracture before surgery or rhe...Expand abstract
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