Tag: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a “rheumatic disease”, that can affect the organs and systems of the whole body. It is a serious, long-term, and progressive condition, but one in which there are often periods in which the disease does not cause any symptoms. Fortunately, modern treatment can prolong these symptoms-free periods and slow the disease […]

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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hip Joint?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that affects multiple joints in the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is due to age and wear, rheumatoid arthritis is the result of a disease process throughout the entire body. As a rule, multiple rather than single joints are affected. Rheumatoid arthritis usually develops between ages 30 and 60 years, […]

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Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure done to reconstruct or replace a diseased joint. Arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis is done to correct the deformity or restore the function to the joint. Bones in a joint can be replaced with metal or plastic parts. What To Expect After Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis Recovery after arthroplasty is gradual. You may […]

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Arthroscopy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthroscopy is a keyhole surgery whereby a mini camera is inserted into the joint through small cuts in the skin, allowing the surgeon to see the inside of the joint. Instruments are inserted through other small incision to repair the joint. Arthroscopy for rheumatoid arthritis can help to improve the symptoms to much extent, but […]