Advances & More News / Reporting from Germany: Total Hip Arthroplasty Can Be Performed Safely in 90-Year-Olds

While 90-year-olds undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) have higher complication and mortality rates than younger patients undergoing THA, their mortality rates are lower than for 90-year-olds in the general population, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Vincent J. Leopold, M.D., from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and colleagues evaluated postoperative mortality and morbidity after THA in nonagenarians as well as underlying risk factors. The analysis included data from 263,967 THAs (including 1,859 performed on nonagenarians). Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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