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Comment & Response
September 9, 2013

A Different Point of View on Sex and Risk of Hip Implant Failure and Failure Rate in Women

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  • 1Medical Technology Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(16):1557-1558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8144

To the Editor In a recent article, Inacio et al1 analyzed data from 35 140 primary total hip arthroplasty cases from a total joint replacement registry (TJRR) to determine whether sex is associated with increased risk of revision. They concluded that women have a 29% higher risk of implant failure than men.1

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