The authors say anatomical differences between men and women may account for the differing implant failure rates. Specifically, women typically have to be fitted with smaller implants, including a smaller femoral head, due to their smaller size and this may increase the rate of dislocation. Researchers are also looking into the role that bone density may play in implant failure."Our study will allow patients to make more informed decisions when discussing hip replacements with their physicians," said Inacio. "It is important that patients and physicians work together to identify potential risks and customize a care plan best suited for the patient."
Kaiser Permanente Study: Short-Term Risk Of Hip Implant Failure Higher For Women
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