What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Comprehensive Guide to Symptoms and Treatments

5) Surgical interventions for rheumatoid arthritis


In some cases, patients with rheumatoid arthritis will require surgical intervention to achieve pain relief, correct deformities that develop after years of chronic inflammation, and improve their joint function. There are many surgical procedures, including joint reconstruction, joint fusion, joint replacement surgery, excision, myofascial techniques, and more.

Whether or not you need surgery depends on the stage of your disease, your age, the level of disability you’re experiencing, and the joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis. In many cases, patients with rheumatoid arthritis require surgery after enduring trauma because they are prone to more severe injuries than the rest of the population.