Histopathology of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  title={Histopathology of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand in Rheumatoid Arthritis.},
  author={O C Kestler},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={8 1},
  • O C Kestler
  • Published 1949 in Annals of the rheumatic diseases
Since 1944 the author has systematically removed specimens from the intrinsic muscles of the hand whenever there was an occasion to reconstruct the painful arthritic hand (Kestler, 1946). This study is based upon eleven cases in which the intrinsic apparatus of the hand was studied under the microscope. In nine cases other tissues, including muscles, were examined from various regions of the skeletal system. Four controls were used who had been operated upon for traumatic lesions of their hands… CONTINUE READING

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