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How common is a joint replacement due to rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Less common now

A joint replacement is done for a severly damaged joint that can no longer function.
We now have medications that can help stop the severe damage of rheumatoid arthritis. With these medications there will be far less joint replacements in the future. The earlier we begin these biologic therapies the better chance we have to stop the damage.

In brief: Less common now

A joint replacement is done for a severly damaged joint that can no longer function.
We now have medications that can help stop the severe damage of rheumatoid arthritis. With these medications there will be far less joint replacements in the future. The earlier we begin these biologic therapies the better chance we have to stop the damage.
Dr. John Goldman
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