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Rheumatoid arthritis



Define/describe the condition


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Describe the biologic basis of the disorder or the mechanism of injury

Natural History

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Patient History and Physical Findings

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Imaging and other Diagnostic Studies

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Differential Diagnosis

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Medical therapy
Nonoperative treatment
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Indications and contraindications

Pearls and Pitfalls

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Postoperative Care

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