Study: Hip Replacements More Likely to Fail in Women

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A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, has found that hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to a report by The New York Times.

Researchers examined more than 35,000 operations at 46 hospitals in the Kaiser Permanente Health System.

They found that women had a 29 percent higher risk of implant failure than men after total hip arthroplasty.

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