Cholesterol drugs reduce risk of revision surgery after hip replacement

Source: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [A], 2010, 92 (5) p. 1063-1072

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Date of publication: May 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A Danish study looked at the effect of statin use on the need for revision surgery and found that patients who were taking statins for cholesterol had a significantly lower risk of revision during the 10 year period following total hip replacement (THR).  This study evaluated the post-operative use of statins in patients who were taking the drugs primarily for a cardiovascular condition.  Future research will help determine whether statins should be prescribed prior to THR in otherwise healthy patients, as well as to determine optimal dosage.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Acknowledgement: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


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