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Joint Failures Potentially Linked to Oral Bacteria

Posted on April 22, 2012

ScienceDaily (Apr. 18, 2012) — The culprit behind a failed hip or knee replacements might be found in the mouth. DNA testing of bacteria from the fluid that lubricates hip and knee joints had bacteria with the same DNA as the plaque from patients with gum disease and in need of a joint replacement.

Source:sciencedaily.com

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