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arthritis, the joint lining (synovium) fills with immune cells, blood vessels,
and other cells. This material grows until it erodes through the cartilage and
surrounding bone as it expands. It also loosens ligaments and tendon
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerNancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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