Number of active joints, not diagnosis, is the primary determinant of function and performance in early synovitis.

OBJECTIVE A substudy within a larger study of patients with inflammatory arthritis of less than one year, to analyze baseline measures or joint counts, laboratory values, patient questionnaires and ARA diagnostic criteria for rheumatoid arthritis, as predictors of one year performance and functional status. METHODS 229 patients with synovitis of less than… (More)