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Radiographic Outcomes
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The use of scored radiographs as an outcome measure can help estimate the progression of RA. One of the main advantages of X-rays is that they provide a permanent record of true damage, unlike measures related to disability and pain, which are subjective. Halting of radiographic damage is one the most sought after outcomes from any intervention as evidence suggests that structural joint damage is the predominant cause of functional impairment.