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ROENTGENOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.

FERGUSON, ALBERT B.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: April 1936
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Roentgenograms for the study of rheumatoid arthritis should display the soft-tissue shadows as clearly as the bone shadows.

The hands, feet, knees, and lumbar spine should be included in the examination.

The roentgenographic features most useful in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis are systemic decalcification of the bones, fusiform effusion symmetrically centered on the joints (particularly the joints of the phalanges), and punched-out areas of atrophic loss of bone substance at the junction of cartilage and bone.

(C) 1936 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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