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A new study shows that women who participated in hormone replacement therapy after a hip or knee replacement saw a 40 percent reduction in the need for a second joint replacement surgery.

A recent study has found that women who start hormone replacement therapy after having had a hip or knee replacement surgery Screen-shot-2013-06-21-at-1.52.51-PM-380x438may reduce their risk of needing a second procedure on the same joint by as much as 40 percent. This is an important finding, according to health professionals, because roughly two percent of women who have hip or knee replacement surgery need another surgery within three years.

It is not out of the ordinary for women to have follow-up surgery after the initial replacement, due to a common complication known as osteolysis. Osteolysis occurs when tiny pieces of an implant invade the surrounding tissue, causing inflammation that can ultimately destroy the bone around the implant.

The research study, which was conducted by health professionals at the University of Oxford in England, claims that hormone replacement drugs, typically used to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, have a beneficial effect on implant survival in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement.

Like any study, health professionals warn that further research is necessary to confirm the correlation but say that the findings are consistent with previous reports.

The findings of the report were published online last month in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and state that researchers made their conclusions based on data collected from more than 21,000 women who had not used hormone replacement therapy after a hip or knee replacement. Researchers say that they compared this information with medical data from more than 3,500 women who had taken hormone replacement therapy for at least six months after surgery. As a result, they found that women who had undergone hormone replacement therapy for six months after surgery were nearly 40 percent less likely to need another surgery than those who had not undergone hormone replacement treatments.

Not surprisingly, when researchers looked at women who had undergone hormone replacement therapy for a year or more they noticed that their chances for a successful implant grew. In fact, they were more than 50 percent less likely to need another surgery.

Healthcare professionals are quick to note, however, that the study only showed an association between hormone replacement therapy and a lowered risk for another surgery, and not a concrete cause-and-effect link. Either way, they seem to agree that the drugs that help build and strengthen bone after knee and hip replacement surgeries, like those taken during hormone replacement therapy, may be helpful to patients.


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