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AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

13:07 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | Healio

The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for perioperative management of antirheumatic medication for patients with rheumatic diseases who undergo total joint replacement.“Periprosthetic joint infection remains one of the most common reasons for failure of hip and knee replacement,” Bryan D. Springer, MD, co-principal investigator, orthopedic surgeon at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) education council chair, said in a press release from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). “Because periprosthetic joint infections are associated with such high morbidity and mortality, we felt there was a dire need for perioperative management recommendations that could be subscribed to by both disciplines in order to provide arthritis patients with better outcomes.”

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