Osteoarthritis, joint replacement and heart attack closely linked

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by Alexis20, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Alexis20

    Alexis20 Member

    The age old saying for rheumatic fever – licks the joints but bites the heart – is now coming true for arthroplasty, commonly referred to as joint replacement surgery.

    The question of whether surgical interventions to improve joint health and bone health lead to serious heart conditions was answered in a recent study by Boston-based scientists. The results of this study are in stark contrast to a recent study done on osteoarthritis patients in the UK that claimed total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) substantially reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular events in the general population.