Complications of Knee/Hip replacements in RA patients

Joint replacement surgery is a fairly major procedure that has certain well known risks.  For the general population risks of heart disease, blood clots, stroke, and infection are increased after surgery.  A recent article published in Arthritis and Rheumatism reports...

Sacroiliac pain in a Crohns patient

Back pain is a complicated subject. There are so many potential issues at stake, it’s really not one entity at all. Here is an example of a potentially confusing back pain story that responded great to treatment after a correct diagnosis was made. Ms P is a 52...

More problems with steroids

There are times steroids can save lives. Unfortunately, there are a ton of potential issues with steroids as well. One of them is infection risk. A recent article in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease shows that infection risk in individuals using a high dose of steroids...