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Hip Replacements in Elderly Viable: Study

by Rajashri on  July 15, 2008 at 3:42 PM Senior Health News   - G J E 4
 Hip Replacements in Elderly Viable: Study
Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have revealed that the elderly are just as suited for knee or hip replacements as their younger counterparts.
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The study involving 174 patients with an average age of 75 said that elderly suffering from arthritis had even chances of being able to tolerate the surgical procedures required for replacement.

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"Patients age 75 and older took about the same amount of time to return to regular activities as those aged 65 to 74, with most patients requiring assistance with activities such as shopping and household chores for more than a month," the researchers wrote. "None of these (surgical) patients died, 17 percent had postoperative complications and 38 percent had pain lasting more than four weeks following surgery."

The details of the study are published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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