Perioperative medication management for the patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Perioperative medication management for the patient with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Christopher R Howe and Gregory C. Gardner and Nancy J Kadel},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={14 9},
The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has improved dramatically in recent years with the advent of the latest generation of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Despite these advances, in some patients inflammation is not diminished sufficiently to prevent irreversible musculoskeletal damage, thus requiring surgical intervention to reduce pain and improve function. In these cases, the orthopaedic surgeon frequently encounters patients on a drug regimen consisting of nonsteroidal anti… CONTINUE READING


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