Inflammatory Arthritis (Before Treatment)

Inflammatory Arthritis (Before Treatment): This third set of hands demonstrates widespread effusions in PIPS and MCPs producing puffy digits. There is mild erythema over the inflamed joints. The right wrist is swollen as well. This is typical of early rheumatoid arthritis or the arthritis associated with collagen vascular diseases. (Image Credit: Ms. Nancy Roper)

This third set of hands demonstrates widespread effusions in PIPS and MCPs producing puffy digits. There is mild erythema over the inflamed joints. The right wrist is swollen as well. This is typical of early rheumatoid arthritis or the arthritis associated with collagen vascular diseases. (Image Credit: Ms. Nancy Roper)