A major disconnect in psoriatic arthritis treatment: Assessment tools and guidelines largely ignore flares. But over half of patients in two new surveys report severe flares or completely unremitting disease. Both are linked to poor outcomes.
(AAOS2015) Patients with inflammatory arthritis appear to be at less risk for complications from knee or hip replacement than those with osteoarthritis, a large national database reveals. But those with ankylosing spondylitis have greater risk.
The increased risk for venous thromoboembolism after surgery among patients with rheumatic disease appears to trace to those conditions with a clotting component. However, joint surgery in general has a high risk of this complication.