joint surgery considerations

Considerations for Joint Surgery

Surgical Infection Rate May Be Higher with Arthritis Drugs

Certain rheumatoid arthritis medications can increase sugical infection risk in patients with inflammatory arthritis. See what several studies are finding about which medications might elevate the risk. 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. Find out what you need to know about the possibility of metal implant allergies before surgery. Read More >>

Warning for Joint Replacement Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

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

Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Joint Replacement

Learn what studies are finding about the dangers smoking poses to patients receiving joint replacement surgeries. Read More >>