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How can you distinguish between RA and OA in the hands?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Ra v oa. Hands

oa affects distal joints more commonly and the base of the thin while ra affects the large knuckles and the distal ulna initially.
It's more complex than this but this is a good starting point. Oa tends to have prominent Binet joints while ra. Boggy inflamed joints or tendons

In brief: Ra v oa. Hands

oa affects distal joints more commonly and the base of the thin while ra affects the large knuckles and the distal ulna initially.
It's more complex than this but this is a good starting point. Oa tends to have prominent Binet joints while ra. Boggy inflamed joints or tendons
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