45-day mortality after 467 779 knee replacements for osteoarthritis from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales: an observational study

Linda P Hunt, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Emma M Clark, Paul Dieppe, Andrew Judge, Alex J MacGregor, Jon H Tobias, Kelly Vernon, Ashley W Blom, on behalf of the National Joint Registry for England and Wales, Alexander Macgregor

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Abstract

Understanding the risk factors for early death after knee replacement could help to reduce the risk of mortality after this procedure. We assessed secular trends in death within 45 days of knee replacement for osteoarthritis in England and Wales, with the aim of investigating whether any change that we recorded could be explained by alterations in modifiable perioperative factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429–1436
Number of pages8
JournalLancet
Volume384
Issue number9952
Early online date7 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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