Rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders

Mark B. Stephens, William R. Gilliland

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Joint pain is a common complaint in primary care. Pain can be considered acute (days), subacute (weeks), or chronic (generally lasting more than 6 weeks). Accurately diagnosing the cause of joint pain, encouraging continuity of care, and working with multidisciplinary teams using the right blend of therapeutic modalities gives patients the best chance for good long-term outcomes. This chapter will focus, in particular, on diseases that commonly present with joint pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044149
ISBN (Print)9783319044132
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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