Total Joint Arthroplasty in RA: Updates From ACR 2018

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Two recent studies address expectations and outcomes following knee and hip replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

References1. Blevins J, Chiu YF, Lyman S, et al. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have Lower Preoperative Expectations but Greater Clinical Improvement after Total Knee Arthroplasty Compared to Osteoarthritis Patients [Abstract 484]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018;70(suppl 10). Accessed October 30, 2018.2. Wakabayashi H, Hasegawa M, Sudo A. Correlation between Disease Activity and Hip Score in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis after Total Hip Arthroplasty [Abstract 483]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018;70(suppl 10). Accessed October 30, 2018.This information is brought to you by Rheumatology Network and is not sponsored by, nor a part of, the American College of Rheumatology.

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