What are the implications for the timing of these procedures in younger patients with AS?
Reference1. Ward MM. Increased rates of both knee and hip arthroplasties in older patients with ankylosing spondylitis. J Rheumatol. 2018 Jul 1. pii: jrheum.171316. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.171316. [Epub ahead of print]
Michael Ward, MD, MPH, at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, found higher rates of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in older patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) than in the general population.1 Scroll through the slides for the details of the study and the take-home points for physicians.
AS, ankylosing spondylitis; CI, confidence interval; RR, relative risk; THA, total hip arthroplasty; TKA, total knee arthroplasty.