Rheumatoid Arthritis of Elbow on X ray

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder affecting multiple joints in the body. The hands and wrist, hip, knee and cervical spine are frequently involved.

This video shows an X-rays of the elbow of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Notice the marked joint space narrowing and uniform cartilage loss.

Although this could be seen in severe degenerative arthritis, the x-ray appearance is most common in rheumatoid arthritis.

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