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Table 2 Surgical outcomes of patients receiving TKA or THA by OA or RA diagnosis

From: Rheumatoid arthritis patients are not at increased risk for 30-day cardiovascular events, infections, or mortality after total joint arthroplasty

  OA (n = 33,685) RA (n = 839) P value
  Missing Mean SD Missing Mean SD  
Outcome        
Postoperative stay (days) 130 7.77 7.31 7 7.77 5.79 0.994
Return to operating room (%) 0 3.06   0 4.53   0.015
Any complications? (%) 0 7.04   0 6.67   0.679
Any PO CV event (%) 0 2.04   0 1.31   0.139
Any PO infection (%) 0 4.15   0 4.17   0.972
Superficial surgical-site infection (%) 0 1.10   0 1.19   0.798
Deep wound surgical-site infection (%) 0 0.65   0 0.36   0.291
TJR type        
Hip (%) 0 34.19   0 31.35   0.087
Knee (%) 0 65.80   0 68.70   0.087