Orthopedic surgery generally safe for patients age 80 and older

17 julio 2014

Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopedic surgery. A new study has found that these surgeries are generally safe with mortality rates decreasing for total hip (THR) and total knee (TKR) replacement and spinal fusion surgeries, and complication rates decreasing for total knee replacement and spinal fusion in patients with few or no comorbidities (other conditions or diseases).