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Will I need surgery with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Surgery is quite uncommon in RA and I'll give you a little bit of an example. I did an outcome study in 1985 where I looked at people who had knee replacements. At that time, 75% of the people needing the knee replacement had osteoarthritis and 25% had rheumatoid arthritis. Now it's 5% rheumatoid...
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Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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