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How can I know if I need surgery for rheumatoid arthritis?

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A rheumatologist, a doctor who treats joint diseases, and an orthopedic surgeon can tell you if it would help you, and what results you might get.

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Surgery Center." Bland, J. , 1974. Brown, R. (Am), 1993. Canale, S. , 2002. eMedicine: "Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis." Harris, E. , 2005. Ishikawa, H. , 1986. Wolfe, F. , 1998.







Journal of RheumatologyJournal of Bone and Joint SurgeryCampbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 10th ed.Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 7th ed.Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryArthritis and Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Surgery Center." Bland, J. , 1974. Brown, R. (Am), 1993. Canale, S. , 2002. eMedicine: "Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis." Harris, E. , 2005. Ishikawa, H. , 1986. Wolfe, F. , 1998.







Journal of RheumatologyJournal of Bone and Joint SurgeryCampbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 10th ed.Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 7th ed.Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryArthritis and Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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