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Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows

Posted on August 27th 2020
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Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows

More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than ten years, according to the largest study of its kind.

The study, led by the University of Exeter and NIHR PenARC and published in The Lancet Rheumatology examined data on nearly 18,000 people who have had shoulder replacements, an increasingly common procedure.

The study found that at ten years, more than 90 per cent of shoulder replacements were still working well, and that patients continued to report that the operation had benefitted them.

Jon Evans, Orthopaedic Registrar and NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, who led the...

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