Arthroplasty rates are increased among us patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: 1991-2005 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • From 1991 to 2005, arthroplasty rates increased in patients with SLE in similar proportions to overall joint replacement rates. The age of patients with SLE arthroplasty increased and fewer cases were due to osteonecrosis. These data suggest significant changes are occurring - patients with SLE are now living long enough to develop OA and are healthy enough to undergo elective surgery.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3899/jrheum.130617

PubMed ID

  • 24692528

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 867

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 41

number

  • 5