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2023 Sep 25

Arthritis Rheumatol


2023 American College of Rheumatology and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline for the Optimal Timing of Elective Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Patients With Symptomatic Moderate-to-Severe Osteoarthritis or Advanced Symptomatic Osteonecrosis With Secondary Arthritis for Whom Nonoperative Therapy Is Ineffective.


Hannon CP, Goodman SM, Austin MS, Yates A, Guyatt G, Aggarwal VK, Baker JF, Bass P, Bekele DI, Dass D, Ghomrawi HMK, Jevsevar DS, Kwoh CK, Lajam CM, Meng CF, Moreland LW, Suleiman LI, Wolfstadt J, Bartosiak K, Bedard NA, Blevins JL, Cohen-Rosenblum A, Courtney PM, Fernandez-Ruiz R, Gausden EB, Ghosh N, King LK, Meara AS, Mehta B, Mirza R, Rana AJ, Sullivan N, Turgunbaev M, Wysham KD, Yip K, Yue L, Zywiel MG, Russell L, Turner AS, Singh JA


To develop evidence-based consensus recommendations for the optimal timing of hip and knee arthroplasty to improve patient-important outcomes including, but not limited to, pain, function, infection, hospitalization, and death at 1 year for patients with symptomatic and radiographic moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis or advanced symptomatic osteonecrosis with secondary arthritis of the hip or knee who have previously attempted nonoperative therapy, and for whom nonoperative therapy was ineffective, and who have chosen to undergo elective hip or knee arthroplasty (collectively referred to as TJA).