Inflammatory Arthritis

Inflammatory Arthritis: This patient has difficulty closing the fingers on the right hand, especially at the level of the PIP joints. This could be the result of PIP effusions and/or associated tenosynovitis. This might also be seen in early scleroderma or mixed connective tissue disease with “puffy” fingers, but this is usually bilateral. (Image Credit: Ms. Nancy Roper)

This patient has difficulty closing the fingers on the right hand, especially at the level of the PIP joints. This could be the result of PIP effusions and/or associated tenosynovitis. This might also be seen in early scleroderma or mixed connective tissue disease with “puffy” fingers, but this is usually bilateral. (Image Credit: Ms. Nancy Roper)