Monday, February 10, 2014

Eickhoff’s Extras: New in the News

In a large Canadian study, patients who had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had higher complication rates after undergoing a hip or knee replacement. The reasoning is unclear, but it could be related to RA medications, use of smaller implants, and the affect of the disease on the bone. 

Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, MSN, ATC, LAT

Ravi B, et al "Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for complications following total joint arthroplasty" Arthritis Rheum 2013; DOIi: 10.1002/art.38231.

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