Reconstruction of the rheumatoid thumb.

  title={Reconstruction of the rheumatoid thumb.},
  author={Tamara D. Rozental},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={15 2},
Thumb deformities are common manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis and represent a significant source of disability. A clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease is essential in directing treatment. Differential diagnosis for flexible deformities includes soft-tissue imbalances as well as tendon ruptures. In its early stages, thumb… CONTINUE READING