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A Different Point of View on Sex and Risk of Hip Implant Failure and Failure Rate in Women

John H. Glaser, MS1; Sheila K. Glaser1
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(16):1558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8162.
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To the Editor Inacio and colleagues1 have found that women have a 29% higher risk of implant failure than men.1 This difference persisted even after adjusting for such potential confounders as age, body mass index, diagnosis, hospital volume, surgeon training, surgeon volume, implant fixation, femoral head size, bearing surfaces categories, and infection.

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September 9, 2013
Maria C. S. Inacio, PhD; Elizabeth W. Paxton, MA; Art Sedrakyan, MD, PhD
1Department of Surgical Outcomes & Analysis, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, San Diego, California
2Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Program and Medical Device Epidemiology Science and Infrastructure Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(16):1558-1559. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8129.
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