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Current Rheumatology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3971
ISSN (Online): 1875-6360

Review Article

Perioperative Considerations in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Author(s): Derar Seyoum and Wasim Khan

Volume 12, Issue 3, 2016

Page: [185 - 189] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573397112666160927161721

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The pre-operative assessment is used to clarify issues prior to surgery that can change management provided by a multidisciplinary team. A high proportion of rheumatoid arthritis patients are elderly requiring orthopaedic surgery which requires further investigations, assessment of risk through functional capacity and several anaesthetic considerations. Rheumatoid arthritis patients often provide a variety of medical issues that can be found on careful and thorough pre-assessment that can be accommodated for by the surgical and anaesthetic team, however aspects of holistic management is an important considerations for efficient and effective management.

Keywords: Perioperative, rheumatoid arthritis, management, surgery, anaesthetic.

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