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More complications, longer length of stay found after revision hip arthroplasty

By Casey Tingle

Patients who underwent revision hip arthroplasty experienced more perioperative complications and required more operative time, more blood transfusions and a longer hospital stay compared with patients who underwent revision knee arthroplasty, according to results.

Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, researchers identified 2,643 patients who underwent revision hip arthroplasty and 2,425 patients who underwent revision knee arthroplasty. Patient-specific factors and surgical variables were extracted for further analysis and researchers recorded the rate and type of postoperative complications and mortality within 30 days of surgery.

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