Hormone replacement therapy and patterns of osteoarthritis: baseline data from the Ulm Osteoarthritis Study.

OBJECTIVES It has been suggested that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may protect against osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this paper was to assess the association between HRT and radiographically defined patterns of OA. METHODS 475 consecutive women aged 50 years or older (mean age 66.1) who underwent hip or knee joint replacement because of advanced OA… CONTINUE READING