n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Medifile

Volume 21, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... 426 MEDIFILE In this edition of Medifile we take a closer look at rheumatoid arthritis and its pharmacological management. We also look at knee pain relief with glucosamine. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) These are four main rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis inflammatory arthritis (e.g. RA, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus erythematosus) soft-tissue rheumatism (e.g. tennis elbow, fibrositis) back pain. In healthy joints the fatty membrane surrounding the synovial joint produces lubricating fluid that enables free joint movement.This fatty membrane is held together by a tough outer layer or capsule. Cartilage protects the extremities of each bone. In arthritis var ..

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