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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Crepitus

08/31/2007

Question:

I have rheumatoid arthritis and have crepitus in my elbows. Does that mean my RA is getting worse or causing my joints to change?

Answer:

Not necessarily. Crepitus could result from different thins. Joints getting worse is only one of them.

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Response by:

Irving  Kushner, MD Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University