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A comparison of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

This video compares and contrasts osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which combined account for 95 percent of doctor’s office visits for arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is caused by a breakdown of cartilage, leading to joint pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling, stiffness and pain in joints.

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About the Author

Dr. Robert Valente earned a BS in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota, then graduated from Mayo Medical School. After finishing his internal medicine internship and residency… Read more.