Hip and knee arthroplasty: a comparison and the endocrine, metabolic and inflammatory responses.

Abstract

Changes in circulating levels of catecholamines, cortisol, glucose, interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein and in the leucocyte count were investigated for 7 days after surgery in 158 patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. We compared the responses to the two operations, and also examined the effects of pathology (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid… (More)

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