Rheumatoid arthritis of the hands

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Presentation

Long-standing hand pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
X-ray

Advanced changes of rheumatoid arthritis with widespread osteopaenia, fusion of the carpus, widespread joint space loss, periarticular erosions, ulnar deviation and swan neck and boutonniere deformities.

Case Discussion

Rheumatoid arthritis is a relatively common arthritide with a prevalence of 0.5-1%. There a number of classical imaging features in the hands:

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Case information

rID: 33843
Case created: 26th Jan 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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