Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Joint Replacement and Older Adults

Outcomes Excellent for Joint Replacement in Older Adults

MedPage Today - by Judith Groch - July 14, 2008

Elderly patients who had hip or knee replacement for severe osteoarthritis took several weeks to recover but had excellent long-term outcomes, a prospective study found. Yet, of those who did not have surgery, 45% reported that surgery was not offered as a potential treatment, Mary Beth Hamel, M.D., of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and colleagues reported in the July 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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