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Who might require a joint replacement due to rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that may result in pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. In some cases, a doctor may recommend surgery to repair damaged joints, correct issues, and reduce pain. A total joint replacement, called arthroplasty, is a surgical option to help restore the function of a joint.

Source: Medical News Today

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