Opera glass hands (la main en lorgnette)
This patient has a longstanding history of psoriatric arthritis
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Proximal as well as distal arthropathy with ankylosis and subluxation. Telescoping of the fingers is shown.
Both psoriatric and rheumatoid arthritis can produce arthritis mutilans, with characteristic deformities of telescoping. The term la main en lorgnette (opera glass hand) was coined by Marie and Léri in 1913.
- SOLOMON WM, STECHER RM. Chronic absorptive arthritis or opera-glass hand: report of 8 cases. Ann. Rheum. Dis. 2004;9 (3): 209-20. Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation
- Nelson, L. S., The Opera-Glass Hand in Chronic Arthritis. "La Main en Lorgnette" of Marie and Leri, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 20:1045-1049, 1938-10-1