Recent trends in orthopedic surgery performed in Japan for rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Recent trends in orthopedic surgery performed in Japan for rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Shigeki Momohara and Sakae Tanaka and Hiroshi Nakamura and Junya Mibe and Takuji Iwamoto and Katsunori Ikari and Jinju Nishino and Yuho Kadono and Tetsuro Yasui and Kenji Takahashi and Kenji Takenouchi and Kenzo Hashizume and Ryuichi Nakahara and Ayako Kubota and Takashi Nakamura and Keiichiro Nishida and Toru Suguro},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  volume={21 4},
The aim of this report was to review the use of orthopedic surgeries performed to manage rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our review of studies published in English indicates that there has been a decrease in RA-associated surgeries in Western countries. Improvements in medical treatment may partly explain the reduction in numbers of orthopedic joint surgeries, which also suggests a worldwide trend toward improved long-term outcomes. However, the results of our multicenter study in Japan indicate… CONTINUE READING
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