Controversy in the treatment of the rheumatoid hand: Perspective from Hand Surgery

E. F.Shaw Wilgis

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Abstract

Over the years there has been controversy between rheumatologists and surgeons regarding surgery for the correction of rheumatoid problems. There are many reasons for this controversy. This article explores the reasons for the controversy, presents the history of rheumatoid hand surgery, and offers some possible solutions to the problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalHand clinics
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

Keywords

  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Surgery
  • Tendon rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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