Scientific article

Chirurgie du pied et de la cheville rhumatoïdes

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 4, no. 184, p. 2732-2736
Publication date2008

Surgery of the rheumatoid foot and ankle Initial presentation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will be foot and ankle symptoms in 20% of cases. Eventually, 50-90% of patients will develop foot and ankle alterations. Typical deformities of the forefoot include hallux valgus and dorso-lateral dislocation of the lesser metatarso-phalangeal joints. RA involvement of the hindfoot frequently leads to plano-valgus deformity. Approximately 20% of surgery performed for RA is done at the foot and ankle. Early surgery is efficient against pain and deformity. Patient's satisfaction rate after surgery is high despite a slight higher complication rate compared to conventional foot and ankle surgery.

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid/physiopathology/surgery
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired/physiopathology/surgery
  • Hand Deformities, Acquired/physiopathology/surgery
  • Humans
Citation (ISO format)
CREVOISIER, Xavier, ASSAL, Mathieu. Chirurgie du pied et de la cheville rhumatoïdes. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2008, vol. 4, n° 184, p. 2732–2736.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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