Adverse outcomes in hip arthroplasty: long-term trends.

@article{Wolf2012AdverseOI,
  title={Adverse outcomes in hip arthroplasty: long-term trends.},
  author={Brian R. Wolf and Xin Lu and Yue Li and John J. Callaghan and Peter Cram},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 14},
  pages={e103}
}
BACKGROUND Total hip arthroplasty is a common surgical procedure, but little is known about longitudinal trends in associated adverse outcomes. Our objective was to describe long-term trends in demographics, comorbidities, and adverse outcomes for older patients who underwent primary and revision total hip arthroplasty. METHODS We identified a retrospective, observational cohort of 1,405,379 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty and 337,874 who underwent revision… CONTINUE READING
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