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Latest Orthopedics News

Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years

In more than half of patients, hip replacements may be expected to last 25 years, while most knee replacements will last 25 years, according to two reviews published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Lancet.

Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women

For denosumab-treated women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, invasive oral procedures and events, including dental implants, tooth extraction, natural tooth loss, scaling/root planning, and jaw surgery, are common and associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), although the overall rate of ONJ is low, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Fractures Have Long-Term Impact on Quality of Life for Older Adults

Incident fragility fractures are associated with long-term impacts on health-related quality of life in older people, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.