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What is the difference between osteo and rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Local and Systemic : There are many difference between oteo and ra. Osteo usually local and the other is systemic. Morning stiffness lasts less than 60 mins; tends to get worse later throughout day. In RA morning stiffness lasts longer than 1 hour; worse in am; stiffness occurs in am & periods of rest. Common in both men and women. Before 50 more men than women, after 50 more women than men, RA effect women more

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