Section 71
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Grundzge der Wiederherstellungschirurgie an der rheumatischen Hand

Wessinghage, D.

Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery 339(1): 395-400


ISSN/ISBN: 1435-2443
DOI: 10.1007/bf01257535
Accession: 070311406

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Rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy, and ankylosing spondylitis very often cause deformities of the hand. Especially during the early stages of these diseases, synovectomy of joints and tendons is indicated; destructive and degenerative lesions can be limited in this way. If they are already present, in most cases only reconstructive operations such as arthrodesis, resection, interposition arthroplasty, articial joint replacement, tendon transfer etc. can improve the impaired function.

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