Healing of erosive changes in rheumatoid arthritis

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2004 Sep-Oct;22(5 Suppl 35):S44-9.


This is an overview over the history and present state of knowledge of radiographic signs of erosion healing. The existence of healing or repair has been confirmed; different observers agree in the identification of healing; it may be identified without knowing the sequence of the films. As healing indicates that inflammation has discontinued for several months in an individual joint, it might represent a good additional outcome measure in RA clinical trials.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Juvenile / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Joints / pathology
  • Radiography
  • Wound Healing*