Nov 8, 2012
It's not me.

But one of my classmates had such bad arthritis that he had to miss a week of school because he was in so much pain. Is it possible to match into ortho, complete residency, and practice if you have RA or OA? (I assume it's RA given that he is in his 20s)

I personally think he is stupid for even wanting to try to match into ortho or anything surgical given his affliction. But, I could be wrong given that I am not a practicing orthopedist.