From Spain: Use of Nonselective β-Blockers Tied to Lower Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty

The use of nonselective β-blockers is associated with a lower likelihood of undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Iskandar Tamimi, M.D., Ph.D., from University of Málaga in Spain, and colleagues assessed the likelihood of TKA among patients with osteoarthritis (OA) who were being treated with β-blockers. The analysis included 300 patients who underwent TKA and 300 patients who did not undergo TKA.

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