Treating Hepatitis C Improves Outcomes After Total Knee Replacement

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News
04 Sep, 2019 ,

A new study shows that preoperative treatment of HCV can reduce the risk for complications from knee replacement surgery, such as prosthetic joint infection, as well as the need for revision surgery. Previous studies have shown that infection with hepatitis C virus predisposes patients undergoing knee replacement surgery to poor outcomes, but little has been known about the outcome in patients with HCV who have been treated successfully.