January 25th, 2012

Joint Surgery Rates Declining Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Mayo Clinic Finds

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The need for joint surgery is declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients, possibly because they can now more effectively manage the disease with medication, Mayo Clinic research has found.  When people diagnosed with arthritis since the mid-1990s do need orthopedic surgery, it now is more often on the knees rather than the hips, the study shows. The findings are published online in The Journal of Rheumatology.

Health Canal, 01/24/2012

Tags: joint surgery, orthopedic surgery, Orthopedics, Research, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, The Journal of Rheumatology

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