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Should follow-up of patients with arthroplasties be carried out by general practitioners?

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Due to economic constraints, it has been suggested that joint replacement patients can be followed up in primary care. There are clinical, ethical and academic reasons why we must ensure that our joint replacements are appropriately clinically and radiologically followed up to minimise complications. This Editorial discusses this.

Correspondence should be sent to Mr F. S. Haddad; e-mail: fsh@fareshaddad.net

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