Hormones to Help New Joints

HRT may boost bone health and improve the longevity of hip and knee replacements, but the therapy isnt for everyone.

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Its known that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help fight bone loss and relieve hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause. Now research is showing the bone-boosting effects of HRT may also provide an ancillary benefit: improving the survival of total hip and knee replacements. A study published in the March 2015 issue of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases suggests that women on HRT after a total knee or hip replacement may be significantly less likely than non-HRT users to require surgery to replace a failed joint implant.
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