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    Healthy joint vs. damaged joint

    Healthy joint compared to damaged joint

    In some types of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system attacks the joint lining (synovium). This causes inflammation. Over time this inflammation can damage the cartilage and bone. It can also loosen ligaments and tendon attachments.

    Current as of: December 9, 2019

    Author: Healthwise Staff
    Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Rheumatology
    Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics


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