Wrist impairments due to rheumatoid arthritis

Writing in Current Rheumatology Reviews, Christine M. Pereira and Lois Carlson from the Hand Center Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA review hand therapy treatment for the surgical and non–surgical patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

In the USA rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 million adults, 90%-95% with wrist involvement. Certified hand therapists at the centre are either occupational or physical therapists with specialty in hand therapy.

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