Foot deformities in rheumatoid arthritis and relevance of disease severity.

OBJECTIVE To investigate foot deformities in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in relation to the disease severity. METHODS Radiographs of 100 weight bearing feet of 50 patients who had had RA for >10 years (mean 13.5 years) were studied. The patients were classified into 2 study groups according to the severity of disease. We measured hallux valgus angle (HVA… CONTINUE READING