The effect of hip and knee arthroplasty on oral anti-inflammatory use and the relationship to body mass index: results from the UK general practice research database.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the use of oral anti-inflammatory drugs in the year before and the 2 years after primary total hip (THR) or knee (TKR) replacement, and whether this varies according to Body mass Index (BMI). DESIGN 28,068 THR's and 24,364 TKR's, with five matched controls per case were identified from the General Practitioner Research Database… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2010.10.012

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