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International Journal of Rheumatology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 140143, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/140143
Review Article

An Insight into Methods and Practices in Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

1Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
2Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London NW3 2QG, UK

Received 30 August 2014; Accepted 3 December 2014

Academic Editor: Atif Malik

Copyright © 2015 Mohammad Saeed Mosleh-shirazi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has improved the quality of life of patients with hip arthritis. Orthopedic community is striving for excellence to improve surgical techniques and postoperative care. Despite these efforts, patients continue facing postoperative complications. In particular, patients with rheumatoid arthritis display a higher risk of certain complications such as dislocation, periprosthetic infection, and shorter prosthesis durability. In this review we present the current knowledge of hip arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with more insight into common practices and interventions directed at enhancing recovery of these patients and current shortfalls.