• Failure to ‘move the needle' in OA driving joint replacement boom

    5 days ago - By Healio

    MAUI, Hawaii - Although advances in rheumatology have nearly eliminated the need for joint replacement surgery among patients with inflammatory disease, failure to similarly “move the needle” for osteoarthritis has created “a perfect storm” of joint replacement demands, according to a presentation at the 2020 Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium.
    “First of all, congratulations: Rheumatologists have eradicated rheumatoid arthritis from my practice,” William Bugbee, MD, chief of joint reconstruction in the department of orthopedics at the Scripps
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