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Total knee arthroplasty considerations in rheumatoid arthritis.

Abstract
The definitive treatment for advanced joint destruction in the late stages of rheumatoid arthritis can be successfully treated with total joint arthroplasty. Total knee arthroplasty has been shown to be a well-proven modality that can provide pain relief and restoration of mobility for those with debilitating knee arthritis. It is important for rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons alike to share an understanding of the special considerations that must be addressed in this unique population of patients to ensure success in the immediate perioperative and postoperative periods including specific modalities to maximize success.
AuthorsJonathan R Danoff, Garrett Moss, Barthelemy Liabaud, Jeffrey A Geller
JournalAutoimmune diseases (Autoimmune Dis) Vol. 2013 Pg. 185340 ( 2013) ISSN: 2090-0422 [Print] United States
PMID24151549 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)

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