Beware fractures after knee replacement

Fracture risk rises in the decade following a total knee replacement, Swedish researchers show.

Their study of 3221 patients with knee replacement found the risk for vertebral fracture increased by 19% compared with OA patients who did not undergo TKR.

The higher risk for hip fracture post-surgery was more modest, with an increase of only 4%. Mortality following TKR remained low, which the