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Titanium Joint Replacements May Trigger Inflammation in Arthritis Patients
It's been known for a long time that joint replacements can loosen. A study published online November 16, 2011 in the Journal of Immunology has suggested that titanium particles themselves can flake away from the prosthesis and directly cause inflammation. Read more...

What Exactly Is Early Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Over the years, evidence has accumulated suggesting that aggressive treatment for early rheumatoid arthritis is essential, while delayed treatment has consequences. What is "early" rheumatoid arthritis? Read more...

Fast Facts About Lupus
It is not uncommon for symptoms associated with lupus to resemble symptoms associated with other types of arthritis and rheumatic disease, making lupus difficult to diagnose. Did you know several types of lupus exist? Read more...

What Are Rheumatoid Nodules?
handsAs part of the rheumatoid process, firm, non-tender, subcutaneous nodules develop in about 25% of rheumatoid arthritis patients. These are commonly found at pressure points like the elbow, back of the forearm, and metacarpophalangeal joint. Read more...


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