Rheumatoid hand and wrist problems

Adam C. Watts*, Sumedh Talwalkar, Lynda Gwylliam

*Corresponding author for this work

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The function of the hand can be considered in four categories; pinch, grasp, precise manipulation and activities of daily living [1]. Even minor impairment in movement, strength, dexterity or sensation can have huge impact on function. In rheumatoid arthritis all these factors conspire to cause impairment, affect productivity and may create social stigma.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisorders of the Hand: Volume 3: Inflammation, Arthritis and Contractures
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 3: Inflammation, Arthritis and Contractures
EditorsIan A. Trail, Andrew N.M. Fleming
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4471-6557-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-6556-9, 978-1-4471-7267-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameDisorders of the Hand: Volume 3: Inflammation, Arthritis and Contractures


  • Arthroplasty
  • Diagnosis
  • Fusion
  • Hand
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Splints
  • Surgery
  • Synovitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Wrist


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