Oral bisphosphonate use and total knee/hip implant survival

Source:  Arthritis and Rheumatology,  2014, July 21 [epub ahead of print]

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 21  July 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This Danish retrospective cohort study found that oral bisphosphonate users are at 59% reduced risk of revision.  This association is only present when bisphosphonates are started after arthroplasty surgery. Confirmation in randomised controlled trials is urgently needed

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Acknowledgement:  NICE evidence search

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