Rheumatoid arthritis

Disease flares likely in most RA patients after arthroplasty

Most patients with RA will have a disease flare after undergoing total knee or hip arthroplasty but withdrawal of biologics is not a factor, a US study has found. In a prospective study of 120 patients with RA undergoing TKA or THA, 63% of patients had flared by six weeks after the procedure. The median ...

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