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The impact of primary total hip and knee replacement on frailty: an observational prospective analysis

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Kappenschneider, Tobias ; Bammert, Philip ; Maderbacher, Günther ; Greimel, Felix ; Parik, Lukas ; Holzapfel, Dominik Emanuel ; Schraag, Amadeus Dominik ; Götz, Julia ; Michalk, Katrin ; Grifka, Joachim ; Meyer, Matthias
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Background Osteoarthritis is a prevalent condition in frail older adults that requires hip or knee replacement in many patients. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of hip and knee arthroplasty on frailty. Methods In this prospective short-term study, we used data from 101 participants of the ongoing Special Orthopaedic Geriatrics (SOG) trial, funded by the German Federal Joint ...


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