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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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In this slideshow, we highlight newly released treatment recommendations for rheumatic disease patients undergoing total hip or total knee arthroplasty.

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Rheumatic patients are more prone to complications post knee and hip surgery. Two physician associations have penned new treatment guidelines.

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