Hand function and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Published in Modern Rheumatology, 03/20/2013 Toyama S et al.from Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shakaihoken Kobe Central Hospital, 2-1-1 Soyama-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe, 651-1145, Japan look at how Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have improved over the past 5 years, the disease still results in progressive hand deformity. Therefore RA patients should be given treatment including occupational therapy and isolated fine motor hand and finger exercise practice in order to slow down disease progression and potentially restore loss of function.



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