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Should You Have Surgery for Your Psoriatic Arthritis?

Everyday Health—October 6, 2017

In an article by Everyday Health, HSS chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service Mark P. Figgie, MD spoke about surgery as a potential option for those with severe psoriatic arthritis.

"Patients should consider surgery when conservative options are no longer working," said Dr. Figgie.

The article reported that most people with psoriatic arthritis do not need surgery. However, Dr. Figgie said anyone with psoriatic arthritis who has functional limitations that affect his or her quality of life is a candidate.

"Usually, the patient’s rheumatologist will help to decide when it’s time to talk to a surgeon. But the decision to have surgery is always the patient’s decision," he added.

Read the full article at everydayhealth.com


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