Navigation Links
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study
Date:11/28/2012

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to suffer hip dislocation after hip replacement surgery than those with osteoarthritis, a new study says.

In addition, rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher infection risk after total knee replacement than osteoarthritis patients, the study authors found.

Rheumatoid arthritis, which is felt throughout the whole body, is caused when a person's immune system attacks his or her own tissues. Osteoarthritis, which is usually felt only in the joints, is caused by wear and tear on the body.

For the study, the investigators analyzed the findings of 40 studies published between January 1990 and December 2011. The studies included arthritis patients aged 18 or older who had hip or knee replacements.

The findings are published in the Nov. 28 online edition of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

"Joint arthroplasty is successful in relieving the pain and disability caused by hip or knee arthritis," study author Dr. Bheeshma Ravi, from the University of Toronto and Women's College Research Institute, said in a journal news release. "While complication rates are low, there are some cases with serious consequences that include infection, joint dislocation, blood clots and even death."

The study team found no differences between the two groups of arthritis patients in rates of follow-up surgery, or 90-day blood clot or death risk.

Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1.3 million people in the United States, while osteoarthritis affects 27 million Americans aged 25 and older, according to the American College of Rheumatology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about hip replacement.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Arthritis & Rheumatism, news release, Nov. 28, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits
2. BUSM study finds certain subgroups of black women have lower uptake of HPV vaccination
3. Belatacept after a kidney transplant: Minor added benefit for certain patients
4. Light drinking may relate to increase in risk for certain cancers
5. Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
6. Uncertain about health outcomes, male stroke survivors more likely to suffer depression than females
7. RV144 vaccine efficacy increased against certain HIV viruses
8. X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study
9. Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC
10. Telaprevir: Added benefit in certain patients with hepatitis C
11. Childs Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... affiliations and de novo development, today announced Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology ... Surgery and Dermatology, with offices in both Hermitage and Lebanon, Tennessee, provides comprehensive ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Paul Vitenas, MD, FACS , is honored to announce ... list identifies the nation’s top physicians, in a variety of specialties. This marks the ... of Castle Connolly’s coveted ranking. , Castle Connolly is the nation’s trusted provider of ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... SGNA Standards of ... every reprocessing cycle, both between patient procedures and before storage, is a requisite ... as important to the prevention of disease transmission and nosocomial infection as cleaning ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... $5.99, eBook, 9781498499620    ) shares that during the time of a cancer diagnosis, surgery ... of God's love, and all the many ways God shows love to those ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... an opportunity for men and women to train as hospice volunteers. Volunteers provide ... life-limiting illness. For over 30 years, the agency has trained volunteers to be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2017)... Tenn. , July 31, 2017 Three Tru-D SmartUVC ... Yongsan, South Korea . Tru-D, short for "Total Room ... and operating rooms after an environmental services (ES) professional cleans the area ... ... "Although the ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), ... ended June 30, 2017, and updated its financial outlook ... For the fiscal third quarter, Hill-Rom reported earnings ... diluted share in the prior-year period. These results reflect ... diluted share primarily related to the non-cash write-down of ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... WARSAW, Ind., July 27, 2017  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  The Company reported ... of 1.1% over the prior year period, and an ... approximately 240 basis points of contribution from the LDR ... from the second quarter of 2016, or 0.3% on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: