Rheumatoid Foot Reconstruction



Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic immuno­­logic and debilitating disease affecting about 0.5–1% of the population worldwide.1 It is a systemic disorder involving mainly the peripheral synovial joints in a symmetrical fashion and leads to the progressive destruction of the involved joints.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Hallux Valgus Extensor Tendon Proximal Phalanx Metatarsal Head 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySykehuset i Vestfold – TønsbergTønsbergNorway

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