Patients may live longer after THR

RogerBill Member Posts: 223
edited 7. Feb 2023, 09:59 in Living with arthritis

Just seen this:

A little good news as I had a hip replacement seven weeks ago, but reading through the first few paragraphs it turns out to be not as dramatic as the headline suggests:

Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. 

Survival after THA was longer than expected, compared to people of similar age and sex in the Swedish general population. In the first year, survival was one percent better in THA patients versus the matched population.

The difference increased to three percent at five years, then decreased to two percent at 10 years. By 12 years, survival was no longer different for THA patients compared to the general population.