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These are diseases characterized by inflammation (signs include redness or heat, swelling, and symptoms such as pain) and loss of function of one or more connecting or supporting structures of the body. These diseases especially affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Common signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness. Some rheumatic diseases also can involve internal organs. There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases. Some are described as connective tissue diseases because they affect the supporting framework of the body and its internal organs.

In lupus, it attacks the internal organs, joints, and 33 Arthritis Sourcebook, Third Edition skin. If not well controlled, both diseases can lead to significant disability. Reference: Remmers E, et al. STAT4 and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. NEJM 2007;357(10):13–22. S. gov), February 2006. S. veterans suffer from arthritis, according to a new study. For some, the arthritis may have resulted from orthopedic injuries they sustained while in the military. Military training and service often involve situations that place personnel at greater risk for orthopedic injuries.

Ligaments attach shoulder bones to each other, providing stability. For example, the front of the joint capsule is anchored by three glenohumeral ligaments. The rotator cuff is a structure composed of tendons that work along with associated muscles to hold the ball at the top of the humerus in the glenoid socket and provide mobility and strength to the shoulder joint. Two filmy sac-like structures called bursae permit smooth gliding between bones, muscles, and tendons. They cushion and protect the rotator cuff from the bony arch of the acromion.

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