Hand and foot surgery rates in rheumatoid arthritis have declined from 1986 to 2011, but large-joint replacement rates remain unchanged: Results from two UK inception cohorts

Elena Nikiphorou, Lewis Carpenter, Stephen Morris, Alexander Macgregor, Josh Dixey, Patrick Kiely, David W James, David A Walsh, Sam Norton, Adam Young

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To assess whether there have been any secular changes in orthopedic interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) since 1986, as examined in 2 early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) inception cohorts with up to 25 years of followup.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1089
Number of pages9
JournalArthritis & Rheumatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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