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LoVerde ZJ, Mandl LA, Johnson BK
Rheumatoid arthritis does not increase risk of short-term adverse events after total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective case-control study.
More adverse events (AE) are reported after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). This study evaluates 6-month postoperative AE in a high-volume center in a contemporary RA cohort. It found that in a high-volume center, with high RA-specific experience, RA does not increase postoperative AE.
Citation: LoVerde ZJ, Mandl LA, Johnson BK . Rheumatoid arthritis does not increase risk of short-term adverse events after total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective case-control study. J Rheumatol 2015 Jul;42(7):1123-30. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141251..
Keywords: Adverse Events, Arthritis, Surgery, Comparative Effectiveness, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research