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The Rheumatoid Wrist and Hand

The Rheumatoid Wrist and Hand


May 11, 2012

 

Joseph E. Sheppard, MD
Professor, Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Department
The University of Arizona





Objectives 
Participant should be able to:

1. Review the pathophysiology of the wrist and hand in rheumatoid arthritis
2. Review the criteria for the referral of a patient with an inflammatory arthropathy from a rheumatologist to a hand surgeon and vice versa
3. Review the surgical options for the management of the rheumatoid wrist and hand

 

Disclosure:

Dr. Sheppard has nothing to disclose