Hands and Wrists
This chapter describes the major types of arthritis in the hands and wrists including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, septic arthritis, gout, calcium pyrophosphate arthropathy, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The chapter consists of both sample cases and practice questions. The cases begin with a brief clinical vignette, followed by a radiographic image and analysis of the prominent findings from the image. Next, the diagnosis is revealed with a discussion of the key clinical and radiologic features. A quiz with sample questions is presented at the end of the chapter, highlighting the differences between various types of inflammatory and degenerative disorders. The chapter reinforces the importance of the hands and wrists when evaluating patients with all forms of arthritis.
KeywordsHands Wrists Rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Inflammatory
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