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Will I become disabled or will there be permanent damage with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Rheumatoid arthritis can, in a given person, lead to damage or functional limitation. In general, it doesn't today because of our aggressive early treatment.
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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