January 30, 2012

Orthopaedic Surgery Rates Declining in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Declining rates of orthopaedic surgery among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past 30 years suggest that advances in treatment are slowing progress of the disease, according to a study published online January 15 in The Journal of Rheumatology. Courtney A. Shourt, MD, from the Department of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a retrospective medical record review of all orthopaedic surgeries in 813 cases of adult-onset RA in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between 1980 and 2007

Medscape Today, by Martha Kerr, 01/27/2012

Tags: Courtney A. Shourt, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopedics, Research, Rheumatology, The Journal of Rheumatology

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