Suspected rheumatoid arthritis
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Bilateral clinodactyly is evident. Bony alignment is normal, There is no evidence of periarticular erosion.
Clinodactyly is derived from Ancient Greek term: 'klinen' meaning 'to bend' and 'daktylos' meaning digit. It is the radial angulation at the interphalangeal joint, in this case affecting the 5th digit 1.
- 1. Flatt AE. The troubles with pinkies. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2005;18 (4): 341-4. Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation