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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disorder of unknown etiology.
It is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.
Patient usually complains of joint pain and/or swelling with morning stiffness that lasts for more than an hour.

Goals of treatment are clinical & radiological remission of disease and to reduce functional limitations & permanent joint damage.

Surgical Intervention

Surgery is indicated in patients who suffer from the following:

  • Unacceptable levels of pain
  • Persistent localized synovitis
  • Worsening joint function (ie instability or severe loss of range of joint motion)
  • Progressive deformity

Surgical Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cervical C1-C2 fusion
  • Finger small joints fusion/arthroplasty
  • Synovectomy
  • Tendon reconstruction
  • Total joint arthroplasty
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