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Can the damage be reversed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

Once rheumatoid arthritis causes joint damage, there really is little spontaneous repair that the body can do. It's not really understood why, but once you have joint erosions and loss of cartilage, that really cannot repair itself spontaneously. It's important to treat early. There are some cases...
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Richard M. Pope, MD, is the Chief, Division of Medicine-Rheumatology and Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.
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