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Running smoothly: Fast and effective joint replacements


According to the Singapore Ministry of Health, the number of knee and hip replacement surgeries in the country totaled 2,641 and 647, respectively, for the period December 2012 to November 2013. With an increasingly aging society, the number of hip fractures in Singapore is expected to increase to 9,000 in 2050 from 1,300 in 1998[1].


42 INSIGHT ON


HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT VOL. 3 ISSUE 3 August 2014


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