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X-Ray of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet


X-ray images of a normal foot and a foot with rheumatoid arthritis

Figure 1 courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Figure 2 courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.

The X-ray on the left shows a normal foot.

The X-ray on the right shows a foot with advanced rheumatoid arthritis. Cartilage and bone are worn away, and the bones of the toes have moved out of their normal positions.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Last RevisedJune 5, 2012

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