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Fatality Risk Falling in Total Hip Replacement
By Jeannette Wick | July 09, 2014
Thanks to better anesthetics, new surgical techniques, and more consistent anticoagulant use to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE), mortality after total hip replacement surgery is rare. Nevertheless, a patient’s risk of death briefly increases following the procedure.
In a recent issue of Bone & Joint Research, a team of investigators from the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in the United Kingdom published the results of a systematic review designed to identify the modifiable risk factors that decrease the risk of postoperative mortality. Their analysis included 32 studies published over the past 10 years that examined the rates of 30- or 90-day mortality following total hip replacement.