Foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis

  • Maurice Bouysset
  • Yves Tourné
  • Karl Tillmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. J. -G. Tebib, P. Miossec
    Pages 97-109
  3. M. Bouysset, P. Hugueny, G. Guaydier-Souquières, F. Lapeyre
    Pages 111-121
  4. M. Bouysset, P. Hugueny, B. Gintz, J. Jalby, J. Tebib
    Pages 123-130
  5. B. Valtin, Th. Leemrijse
    Pages 149-167
  6. M. Bonnin, T. Judet, T. Siguier, J. A. Colombier
    Pages 179-200
  7. M. Bonnin, M. Bouysset, J. Tebib, E. Noël
    Pages 207-219
  8. F. X. Koeck, G. Heers, W. Caro, J. Grifka
    Pages 237-246

About this book


One of the earliest signs of rheumatoid arthritis may be pain in the foot. However, this part of the body is very often neglected during clinical assessment of the illness in favour of the articulations of the upper limbs, knees and hips. Nevertheless, it appears evident that a detailed clinical examination of the forefoot, ankle and heel could be useful in order to get closer to a rheumatological diagnosis. Thanks to blood tests and conventional imaging, completed with a scanner or MRI if needed, every doctor should be in a position to detect the beginning of rheumatoid arthritis in the foot or ankle. As well as its diagnostic contribution, this book broaches the theme of the most recent medicinal treatments, that of orthoses, made-to-measure shoes (the prescription of which practitioners and the rheumatologists often hand over to the orthopaedic surgeons), and finally that of local injections. These elements constitute the main treatment of the rheumatoid foot. Taking care of the ill subject does not necessarily stop there and a surgeon may need to operate on the forefoot, which is more common, or on the mid-foot or the ankle.


Arthritis Foot ankle ankle prothesis orthopedy physiopathology rheumatology symptomatology synovectomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Maurice Bouysset
    • 1
  • Yves Tourné
    • 2
  • Karl Tillmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrance
  2. 2.Groupe Chirurgical RépubliqueGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Arzt-für Orthopaëdie RheumaklinikBad Bramstedt Holst.Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Verlag France 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-287-59757-2
  • Online ISBN 978-2-287-30558-0
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Health & Hospitals