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.

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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