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Do SLE Patients have more Early Adverse Events within 6 Months of THR and TKR?

IRB Number: 13056

June 26, 2013

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Susan M. Goodman, MD


Mark P. Figgie, MD
Michael Alexiades, MD
Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH
Jordan Roberts
Rebecca Zhu


404 patients will be reviewed over the course of one year

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion: All knee and hip replacement subjects coded in the Legacy Dataset as SLE and some knee and hip replacement subjects in the Legacy Dataset coded for osteoarthritis

Exclusion: Total joint arthroplasty due to fracture, self report of any systemic rheumatic disease besides SLE, and ICD-9 codes for any other systemic rheumatic disease or inflammatory disorder. For control subjects: secondary ICD9 code for rheumatoid arthritis.

Contact Information

Susan M. Goodman MD