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Bisphosphonates extend life of hip replacements | 6minutes.

Bisphosphonates extend life of hip replacements

Bisphosphonates extend life of hip replacements

Bisphosphonate use in patients undergoing a hip or knee replacement can extend the life of the implant by twofold, a new study suggests. 

A review of the UK’s General Practice Research Database for joint replacements, found that in patients undergoing lower limp arthroplasty, the use of bisophosphonates had a “strongly protective effect” on implant survival.

The study, published in the BMJ (link) involved more than 41,000 patients with primary total arthroplasty of the hip or…

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