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One-Third of Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Will Need Joint Surgery

Oct 15, 2019 3:22 pm

Dannish study has shown that one-third of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will have joint surgery that that PsA patients have twice the rate of joint surgery when compared with the general population.

The Danish National Patient Registry was used in this cohort study of incident PsA patients and their future risk of joint surgery compared to a general population cohort (GPC) between 1995-2012).

Between 1996 to 2017, a total of 11 960 PsA patients were included in the registry.

The incidence rate (IRR) of any joint surgery was twice as high for PsA patients

Time trends showed that 5, 10 and 15 years after diagnosis, 2%, 10% and 29% required joint surgery (respectively).  

It's unclear from these studies if the increasing use of combination therapy and biologic therapies in the last decade have altered the need for joint surgery over time 

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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