Mortality and fatal pulmonary embolism after primary total hip replacement. Results from a regional hip register.

@article{Fender1997MortalityAF,
  title={Mortality and fatal pulmonary embolism after primary total hip replacement. Results from a regional hip register.},
  author={David Fender and William Massie Harper and John R. Thompson and Paul J. Gregg},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={
          896-9
        }
}
We calculated the rates for perioperative mortality and fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) after primary total hip replacement in a single UK health region, using a regional arthroplasty register and the tracing service of the Office of National Statistics. During 1990, there were 2111 consecutive primary replacements in 2090 separate procedures. Within 42 days of operation a total of 19 patients had died (0.91%, 95% CI 0.55 to 1.42). Postmortem examination showed that four deaths (0.19%, 95% CI 0… CONTINUE READING

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