Healthy Living

Could a Pacemaker-like Implant Be the Next Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?

Recent study on the benefits

In 2016, Tracy and colleagues conducted a rather promising study on the technology and its benefits. The researchers took 17 patients who had rheumatoid arthritis and implanted the device in them. Of the 17 patients, more than two-thirds of them had at least a 20 percent improvement in their symptoms and two of them entered complete remission.

One of the participants was Monique Robroek. Robroek told Sky News that her pain and swelling had completely disappeared within six weeks of receiving the implant. She was finally able to participate in physical activities that she enjoyed, such as walking her dog, driving her car, and going biking.