Collaboration Between Rheumatologist and Orthopedic Surgeon-a Necessity

Scand J Rheumatol. 1987;16(1):257-60. doi: 10.3109/03009747009165378.


The importance of orthopedic surgery as an auxiliary to any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is underlined in the present article. No treatment programme for rheumatoid arthritis is satisfactory, if it does not recognize this fact. It must form part of all future planning for hospital care of rheumatological patients.