Rheumatoid arthritis - hands

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Elderly
X-ray

Typical changes of rheumatoid arthritis of the hands with prominent metacarpophalangeal osteopenia, erosions very marked within the carpus and radiocarpal/ulnocarpal joints. 

  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Case Discussion

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease which affects many organs but predominantly attacks the synovial tissues and joints.

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