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ISSUES IN ARTHROPLASTY CARE - Part I

Jueves, Agosto 6, 2020

The number of patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty is increasing, due in considerable part to the increasing prevalence of obesity. This rise has led to an increasing number of clinical decision points for both surgeons and primary care physicians. In the NEJM article, The HEALTH Investigators suggest that hemiarthroplasty (replacement of only the femoral head) in patients with displaced fractures of the femoral neck may be more appropriate than total arthroplasty despite expert recommendations to the contrary.

 

 

 

NEJM Journal Watch summary, reutilizado con permiso del Grupo NEJM.

 

Código de aprobación: PP-PP-PPF-CHL-0003