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Routine follow-up may not be needed for people undergoing joint replacement surgery

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 17 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p222
  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Samantha Cassidy, science writer1,
  3. Brendan Deeney, science writer1,
  4. Jemma Kwint, senior research fellow1 ,
  5. Philip Conaghan, director2
  1. 1NIHR Evidence, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to H Saul NIHRAlerts{at}

The study

Kingsbury SR, Smith LK, Czoski Murray CJ, et al. Safety of disinvestment in mid- to late-term follow-up post primary hip and knee replacement: the UK SAFE evidence synthesis and recommendations. Health Soc Care Deliv Res 2022;10. doi:10.3310/KODQ0769.

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