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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

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(16):1558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8162

To the Editor Inacio and colleagues1 have found that women have a 29% higher risk of implant failure than men.1 This difference persisted even after adjusting for such potential confounders as age, body mass index, diagnosis, hospital volume, surgeon training, surgeon volume, implant fixation, femoral head size, bearing surfaces categories, and infection.

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