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Treatment Guidelines for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

Knee and hip replacements are not straightforward for rheumatic patients. In this slideshow, we highlight treatment guidelines for managing medications prior, during and after surgery.  (©ChooChin/Shutterstock.com and ©ValentinT/Shutterstock.com)

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