Heart risks skyrocket after arthroplasty

Knee replacement surgery is associated with a nine-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction within a month of the operation, a large study shows.

Risk of MI is also four times greater within the same timespan after hip replacement, according to the study of 14,000 joint surgery patients in the UK and the same number of propensity score matched controls.

This risk gradually declined after the

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