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The researchers said that after total knee replacement patients are in hospital longer and the chance of being readmitted or requiring a re-operation during the first year is higher.
The study found that patients who had a partial knee replacement are 40 per cent more likely to have a re-operation, known as revision surgery, during the first eight years after the replacement, than those that had a total knee replacement.
The researchers also said that that to put the risks in perspective, if 100 patients had a partial knee rather than a total knee replacement there would be one fewer death and three more re-operations in the first four years after surgery.
The team's study used data from the National Joint Registry for
The study was published in The Lancet. (ANI)
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