Z deformity (mnemonic)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 27 Apr 2020

A mnemonic to remember the features of Z deformity of the hand in rheumatoid arthritis is:



Consider mnemonic to be pronounced "word up" to help remember it.

  • WR: wrist radial deviation 
  • DU: digits ulnar deviation
  • PP: proximal phalanges palmar subluxation

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