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Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood
Researchers from Monash University have found that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood.
However, the findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, also indicate that low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater risk of knee arthroplasty due to osteoarthritis as adults.