The Hand

  • Alexander Benjamin
  • Basil Helal


Patients with rheumatoid disease will tolerate gross dysfunction because the disease progresses at a rate which allows them to accommodate to their disability and, apart from episodes of acute synovitis, pain is not a prominent feature. Patients nevertheless will often attend early for a disfiguring lump such as a rheumatoid nodule on the skin (figure 12.1).


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© Alexander Benjamin and Basil Helal 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Benjamin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Basil Helal
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.WatfordUK
  2. 2.West Herts HospitalHemel HempsteadUK
  3. 3.Postgraduate Institute of OrthopaedicsUK
  4. 4.Chase Farm HospitalEnfieldUK
  5. 5.Highlands HospitalWinchmore HillUK

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