The ACR released a new arthroplasty guideline in an effort to remedy significant & detrimental delays faced by osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis patients who require surgical intervention.
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After total hip or knee arthroplasty, flares are common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a recently published study.1 Higher disease activity at baseline appears to be linked to flares, but use of such medications as biologics and methotrexate did not independently predict flaring. “Contrary to the notion that patients with established RA…
Resurfacing procedure preserves bone, lasts longer, allows patients higher level of functionality
Rheumatologists advised to use standardized measures of self-reported pain, functional status to determine which patients should have surgery
Decreases in mortality rates following elective hip and knee replacement surgeries since 2004 may be partly due to modern surgical techniques and better pre- and post-op care.