A knee joint in a jar. Sounds like something from an Edgar Allan Poe novel. In fact, this was what I received in the lab one summer evening from our clinician.

Why a knee joint? This is one of the affected areas in types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis of the joint is an autoimmune disease, an occurrence when the body’s immune system triggers a harmful response against itself.  Continue reading “The players of arthritis – A joint effort”