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Sunday 21 July 2019
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Joint surgery revisions revealed

Patients undergoing certain types of new joint operations may be more likely to need repeat surgery, research has suggested.

A study into revision rates in England found that people having newer types of hip resurfacing and knee replacement were more likely to need further corrective surgery in the future.

Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons of England looked at data for 327,557 hip or knee replacement procedures carried out between April 2003 and September 2006.