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Occupational risk factors for hip arthritis

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Known or suggested risk factors for osteoarthritis of the hip (coxarthrosis) include physical workload, sporting activities, and obesity. Farmers and farm workers may be at particularly high risk and, within farming, tractor driving (especially in a twisted position), working with dairy herds or pigs, milking cows, and working on small farms have all been regarded as possible risk factors. Now a Danish study of four successive cohorts …

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