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50 year old female with rheumatoid arthritis for 31 years

Hands with joints damaged by rheumatoid arthritis

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Updated May 01, 2006

rheumatoid arthritis hands

Carol - 50 year old female - rheumatoid arthritis for 31 years

Photo shows contractures caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Three hand surgeons declined performing hand surgery because patient did not complain of pain and still has good grip strength and hand function.

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