rheumatology

Female hormones influence knee replacement risk, but it’s complicated

Pregnancy and hormone use appear to be linked to an increased risk of knee replacements for osteoarthritis but the relationship is complex, Australian researchers say. Conversely, a prolonged reproductive life decreased the risk of knee replacement for women of normal weight, reported the research team that included rheumatologists Anita Wluka and Flavia Cicuttini from the ...

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