Rheumatoid arthritis produces various deformities. The implementation of a surgical treatment will require to check your medical treatment before surgery, in collaboration with your specialist rheumatologist.
Painful and severe arthritis can be fixed by arthrodesis techniques. It is all the more advised when deformities are pronounced.
Isolated motor deficit with peripherical neurologic involvement as well as severe tendon lesions (that occur when there are deformities) may require tendon transfers. Articular mobilities shall have to be preserved.
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