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Even if you Live Alone, there is No Place like Home after Total Joint Arthroplasty

Source: American Acadamy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Data was collected for a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary, unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for a six-month period. Home support for two weeks after discharge was identified as the primary variable. Patients were classified as living alone (investigational group) or living with others (control group).

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