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hip arthroplasty

Prosthetic Joint Infection - two recent studies shed some light on risk factors and revision approaches

Hip arthroplasty, or the hip replacement procedure, is regarded by many medical experts as one of the most significant advances in medical science of the past fifty years. The vast majority of the millions of patients worldwide undergoing the procedure have as a result enjoyed a vastly improved quality of life, and a 2018 study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research in fact showed a slight increase in longevity over the general population for the 10 year period after surgery.