Correlation between knee and hindfoot alignment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: The effects of subtalar joint destruction.

@article{Nakada2015CorrelationBK,
  title={Correlation between knee and hindfoot alignment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: The effects of subtalar joint destruction.},
  author={Izumi Nakada and Ichiro Nakamura and Takuo Juji and Katsumi Ito and Takumi Matsumoto},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={689-93}
}
OBJECTIVES Compensatory hindfoot alignment for deformities at the knee level has been demonstrated in patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, this phenomenon has not been elucidated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between knee deformity and hindfoot alignment and the effect of subtalar joint destruction in patients with RA. METHODS We retrospectively investigated RA patients (110 patients, 205 limbs) using radiographs in… CONTINUE READING
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