Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture Risk

SATURDAY, Apr 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get some-more active, their contingency for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new investigate suggests.

One consultant wasn’t astounded by a finding.

While a accurate reason for a boost in hip and spine fractures isn’t clear, it’s many expected due “to softened mobility and activity as a outcome of a knee deputy surgery,” pronounced Dr. Caroline Messer, who specializes in bone detriment during Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

“In addition, patients who chose to have a medicine rather than regressive government of osteoarthritis might have been a same people who were dynamic to lead really active and therefore rather riskier lifestyles in a future,” pronounced Messer, who leads a hospital’s Center for Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Disorders.

Almost 720,000 sum knee replacements are carried out in a United States alone any year, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new investigate was led by C.H. Vala, of a Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, and concerned a medical annals of Swedes innate between 1902 and 1952. More than 3,200 had a sum knee deputy and a successive hip fracture, according to medical annals dating from 1987 to 2002.

Those who had sum knee deputy due to osteoarthritis had a low risk of hip and spinal fractures in a decade before their knee replacement, a researchers said.

However, after a knee replacement, their risk of hip detonate rose by 4 percent and their risk of spinal detonate rose 19 percent, compared to those who did not get a new knee.

The investigate was scheduled for display Saturday during a annual assembly of a International Osteoporosis Foundation in Malaga, Spain. It was also published in a biography Osteoporosis International.

“The augmenting risk for hip and vertebral detonate in a 10 years after knee deputy might be explained by pain, boost of earthy activity due to rehabilitation, and other biomechanical factors,” Vala pronounced in a substructure news release.

The investigate wasn’t designed to establish cause-and-effect, however, and Messer pronounced that she “would positively suggest serve investigate before final that sum knee deputy is a risk cause for destiny fractures.”

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some-more on hip fractures among comparison adults.