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Patients with SLE had more complications after TJA compared to patients with OA

March 28, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Compared to patients with osteoarthritis, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who underwent total joint arthroplasty had more complications after surgery, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Mark P. Figgie, MD, and colleagues studied 58 adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who were matched by age and gender to 116 patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Patients with SLE met at least three of 11 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE and the disease was confirmed by a rheumatologist. Patients with SLE were more likely to have additional comorbidities than patients with OA.

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