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More than 80% of total knee replacements can last for 25 years

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5680 (Published 31 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5680

Editorial

NIHR’s research signals in The BMJ

  1. Rob Cook, clinical director1,
  2. Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2,
  3. Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.com

The study

Evans JT, Walker R, Evans W, Blom AW, Sayers A, Whitehouse MR

How long does a knee replacement last? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case series and national registry reports with more than 15 years of follow-up.

Published on 16 February 2019 Lancet 2019;393:655-63

This study was supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol.

To read the full NIHR Signal, go to: https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000776/more-than-80-of-total-knee-replacements-can-last-for-25-years

Footnotes

  • Competing interestsThe BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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  • Contributor: Fran Wilkie.

  • All authors contributed to development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Signals editorial team (https://www.bmj.com/NIHR-signals). RC is guarantor.

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