Risk versus reward: total joint arthroplasty outcomes after various solid organ transplantations.

@article{Ledford2014RiskVR,
  title={Risk versus reward: total joint arthroplasty outcomes after various solid organ transplantations.},
  author={Cameron K. Ledford and Tyler Steven Watters and Samuel Secord Wellman and David E. Attarian and Michael Paul Bolognesi},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1548-52}
}
Clinical outcomes were retrospectively reviewed for 76 primary total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasties (TKA) performed after kidney, liver, cardiac, and lung transplantation with follow-up of 30.2 and 41.2 months, respectively. For the THA and TKA cohorts, there were a high rate of medical complications (29% and 33%), increased hospital length of stay (4.2 and 3.7 days), and more reoperations (7.2% and 9.1%). Only 1 (1.8%) periprosthetic infection was documented for THAs but 3 (14.2… CONTINUE READING
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