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  • Writer's pictureDr. Zachary Weidner

New Research Suggests Patients May Live Longer After Total Hip Replacement

It was already common knowledge that total hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. A new study from prestigious journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®) suggests that patients may live longer after having a hip replacement. In this study from Sweden, 132,000 patients undergoing hip replacement surgery were compared to people of similar age and sex in the Swedish general population that did not have a hip replacement. A decade after surgery, the patients that underwent elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) had a slightly improved survival rate compared to the general population. As one of the study authors commented, "Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding 'life to years' -- increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the quality of life."

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