What are the risk factors for joint replacement?
The risk factors for joint replacement vary according to the type of joint. Arthritis is a common cause of damage requiring joint replacement. Obesity can also put stress on the hip and knee joints, causing damage which in the long term may mean they need to be replaced.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 16 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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