Arthroplasty benefits patients

Functional limitations due to osteoarthritis have been shown to increase mortality, mainly from cardiovascular causes, an effect exacerbated by the use of NSAIDs and psychological stress.

Canadian researchers recruited 2200 adults with hip or knee osteoarthritis aged 55 years or older in 1996—98 and followed them until death or 2011.

They assessed the outcomes of those who received a primary total joint arthroplasty within a three-year period of assessment with those who did not have