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Patients with knee osteoarthritis have an increase in bone mass but no corresponding decrease in risk of fracture. This study describes the rates of hip fracture in subjects with knee osteoarthritis before and after having a total knee replacement (TKR), compared with matched controls.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/ard.2010.131110

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ann Rheum Dis

Publication Date

01/2011

Volume

70

Pages

134 - 138

Addresses

NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Epidemiologic Methods, Female, Great Britain, Hip Fractures, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Postoperative Period