Opera glass hands (la main en lorgnette)

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier


This patient has a longstanding history of psoriatric arthritis

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

DP and ballcatcher's views

Proximal as well as distal arthropathy with ankylosis and subluxation. Telescoping of the fingers is shown.

Case Discussion

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. 

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Case information

rID: 25200
Published: 12th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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