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New medication guidelines for rheumatic disease patients having joint replacement

June 17, 2017, 4:36 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

In the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement. The guidelines aim to reduce the risk of infection after joint replacement.


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