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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made from a detailed history and physical examination for signs of joint inflammation, and blood tests and X-rays are used to confirm the diagnosis. Blood tests include detection of the rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-CCP antibody.

If the joints are swollen especially at the knee, joint aspiration may be carried out and the fluid will be sent for special examination. This will help the doctor to differentiate between infective, degenerative or inflammatory joint disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Preparing for surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Post-surgery care