A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing complications following total joint arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis versus for osteoarthritis.

@article{Ravi2012ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing complications following total joint arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis versus for osteoarthritis.},
  author={Bheeshma Ravi and Benjamin G Escott and Prakesh S. Shah and Richard Jenkinson and Jas Chahal and Earl R. Bogoch and Hans Kreder and G. S. Hawker},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={3839-49}
}
OBJECTIVE Most of the evidence regarding complications following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is based on studies of patients with osteoarthritis (OA), with little being known about outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the present study was to review the current evidence regarding rates of THA/TKA complications in RA versus OA. METHODS Data sources used were Medline, EMBase, Cinahl, Web of Science, and reference lists of… CONTINUE READING
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