Adapted from Burn, Murray, Hawker, Pinedo-Villanueva, Prieto-Alhambra (2019)
The hips and knees are the largest joints most often affected by osteoarthritis. A range of interventions are available as treatments after
diagnosis. However, knee or hip replacement may be offered for patients suffering from persistent pain and functional impairment.
This study aimed to estimate lifetime risk of knee and hip replacement following a GP diagnosis of osteoarthritis and assess how this risk varies with patient characteristics.
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Burn, E., Murray, D.W., Hawker, G.A., Pinedo-Villanueva, R., & Prieto-Alhambra, D. (2019). Lifetime risk of knee and hip replacement following a GP diagnosis of osteoarthritis: a real-world cohort study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 27 (11). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2019.06.004