Rheumatoid arthritis: Repair of erosion in RA--shifting the balance to formation
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Medical Subject Headings
Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Bone Resorption; Drug Therapy, Combination; Humans; Methotrexate; Osteogenesis; Treatment Outcome; Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Cells | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Rheumatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Repair of bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis has been considered a difficult goal to achieve. However—with better therapies at hand to control synovial inflammation—sensitive μCT imaging techniques now available confirm that repair of bone erosion is possible, and begins at the base of erosive lesions.
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Citation: Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2011 Sep 20;7(11):626-8. doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2011.133. Link to article on publisher's site
Gravallese, Ellen M. and Walsh, Nicole C., "Rheumatoid arthritis: Repair of erosion in RA--shifting the balance to formation" (2011). Rheumatology Publications and Presentations. 68.