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Indian Orthopaedic Association 57th Annual Conference 2012
[ 16 January 2013 ]

International Revision Hip Arthroplasty Symposium November 2012
[ 30 November 2012 ]

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Which factors determine the wear rate of large-diameter metal-on-metal hip replacements? Multivariate analysis of two hundred and seventy-six components.
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Medical management of osteonecrosis of the hip: a review
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory joint disease which usually affects many joints at the same time. It is characterised by inflammation and swelling. It tends to affect people at a younger age than osteoarthritis. Research suggests that it is mediated by an auto-immune process which means that the body's own immune system attacks and destroys the joint surface.

There are many medical treatments for patients with RA and in recent times these have become so successful that we are seeing less patients progressing to the point of needing joint replacement.



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