According to a study of total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgeries conducted from 2001 through 2010, women who receive a THA surgery have a 29% higher risk of implant failure than men.  The JAMA Internal Medicine Network published the findings and noted that the study reveals a need for doctors to take the anatomical differences of men and women into account when dealing with the varying hip structures of males and females.  The study also noted that females are more likely to receive implants with metal and polyethylene components, while males receive metal-on-metal implants more often.  In addition, women compose a majority of total hip implants across the board, increasing the statistical chances that they will experience issues with the implanted devices.

 

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by Hip Replacement @ ZehrCenter March 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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