Letters Mortality after hip replacement

Author’s reply to Hofman

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g249 (Published 15 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g249
  1. Adrian Kendal, academic clinical fellow, trauma and orthopaedics1
  1. 1Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7HE, UK
  1. adriankendal{at}hotmail.com

Hofman raises the fascinating possibility that surgery could revive dormant cancer cells.1 2 Although this might explain the reduction in cancer related deaths seen in patients receiving metal-on-metal hip resurfacing compared with the …

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