Greater wound healing, renal complications found among TJA patients with gout
Recently published results showed patients with gout who underwent total joint arthroplasty had greater wound healing and renal complications compared with patients without gout.
Researchers compared length of stay, complications, 90-day emergency room visits and 90-day readmissions in 482 patients with gout who underwent total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and were matched with 482 patients without gout who also underwent TJA.
Results showed greater wound healing problems and renal complications among patients with gout vs. patients without gout. Among the gout group, researchers found 59 patients developed wound complications and 43 patients developed acute kidney injuries compared with 24 patients and 15 patients, respectively, in the non-gout group.
However, according to results, there were no significant differences in mean length of hospital stay and 90-day emergency room visits between groups. When looking at subgroup analysis, researchers noted higher 90-day readmission rates in patients with gout who underwent total hip arthroplasty vs. patients without gout who underwent that procedure. – by Casey Tingle
Disclosures: Chen reports no relevant financial disclosures. Please see the full study for a list of all other authors’ relevant financial disclosures.