Wise BL, Parimi N, Zhang Y, et al.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014;69:602-8.

Publication date: May 1, 2014


This is a longitudinal cohort study of men aged more than 65 years in the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study, examining the association of hip osteoarthritis with frailty status (assessed using the Fried’s frailty phenotype).

Radiographic hip osteoarthritis and total hip replacement were associated with greater frailty status in older men, suggesting that interventions to reduce frailty should be evaluated in this population.

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