A Belgian study found that among patients enrolled in a spondyloarthritis registry between 2000 and 2014, more than 48 percent underwent at least one orthopedic surgical procedure. This is in contrast to just 7 percent of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients who underwent such surgeries in 1988. The researchers note that although PsA was long considered relatively benign, we now are seeing 40 to 60 percent of all PsA patients going on to develop erosive arthritis, loss of joint architecture and loss of function, “clearly positioning PsA as a major health concern.”
BY: GHLF Staff
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