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Delayed wound healing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

There is currently no cure for RA and care revolves around managing symptoms, preventing complications, and enabling patients to live as full a life as possible. Surgical intervention plays a part in the treatment plan for a minority of patients. Joint replacement is the most frequently performed surgery for RA, and its aim is to relieve pain, improve or preserve joint function, and improve the patient’s ability to perform daily activities. However, due to immunosuppression, wound healing ...

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