Radiographic study on the pattern of wrist joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis
Clinical Rheumatology, 09/30/2010
Kitamura T et al. – The results showed that joint space narrowing in the midcarpal joint (MCJ) advanced faster than in the radiocarpal joint (RCJ). Conversely, bone erosion in the RCJ advanced faster than in the MCJ. In X–ray diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis wrist joint disorders, knowing the pattern of destruction is useful for assessing the presence or absence of early joint destruction and in planning therapy.