Do antitumor necrosis factor agents increase the risk of postoperative orthopedic infections?

Dimitrios A. Pappas, Jon T. Giles

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Abstract

The practitioner is at a loss whenever a decision regarding the perioperative handling of antitumor necrosis factor agents has to be made. An attempt to combine, reconcile, and expand the knowledge available in the current literature will be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-456
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in rheumatology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Postoperative infections
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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