To help clinicians manage antirheumatic drug therapy, the ACR and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons developed evidence-based guidelines for the perioperative management of antirheumatic medication for patients with rheumatic diseases undergoing knee or hip surgery. In this slideshow, we outline those recommendations.
Total hip replacements are one of the most common and effective surgeries for women and men with osteoarthritis. The surgery can work miracles in patients, but the technology behind the surgery is not indestructible. At what point does failure set in?