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The association between osteoarthritis (OA) and fractures remains unclear. OA patients have increased bone mass, but no corresponding decrease in fracture rate. This study was undertaken to determine the fracture rates in patients with hip OA undergoing a total hip replacement (THR), as compared with disease-free controls, and to assess the association between bisphosphonate use and postsurgery fracture risk.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/art.30214

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arthritis Rheum

Publication Date

04/2011

Volume

63

Pages

992 - 1001

Addresses

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Aged, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Bone Density Conservation Agents, Case-Control Studies, Diphosphonates, Female, Fractures, Bone, Great Britain, Humans, Humeral Fractures, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoarthritis, Hip, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, Spinal Fractures, Treatment Outcome, Wrist Injuries