HRT lessened risk for repeat knee or hip replacement surgery

Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2014, [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication:  22 January 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) taken for 6 months after a total knee arthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty, was associated with approximately 40% reductions in repeat surgeries, according to data derived from a population-based retrospective cohort study.  These findings require replication in external cohorts and experimental studies before having any implementation for clinical practice

Length of publication:  7 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Healio.com

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