Considerations for Joint Surgery

Surgical Infection Rate Higher with RA Drugs

People with inflammatory arthritis taking an anti-TNF or more than one DMARD have an increased risk of infection following orthopedic surgery. Read More >>

Could You Be Allergic to a Joint Implant?

Reports of metal allergies have some questioning the safety of joint replacement implants, such as those used in patients with osteoarthritis. Read More >>

New Warning for Joint Replacement Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

A study shows atrial fibrillation may trigger complications during or after surgery and lengthen hospital stays. Read More >>

Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Joint Replacement

Two studies show the dangers that smoking poses to patients receiving total knee or hip implants. Read More >>