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Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Both

The hands can be afeected by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid.
Rheumatoid typically affects the joints we call the mcps and pips while osteoarthritis affects the pips and dips. Some patients can have both forms of arthritis at the same time.

In brief: Both

The hands can be afeected by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid.
Rheumatoid typically affects the joints we call the mcps and pips while osteoarthritis affects the pips and dips. Some patients can have both forms of arthritis at the same time.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

More commonly osteoarthritis which is largely a mechanical problem, but rheumatoid as well though symptoms are much better controlled these days with medications.
The distribution of joints is different. Gout, inflammatory arthritis and others may also present.

In brief: Both

More commonly osteoarthritis which is largely a mechanical problem, but rheumatoid as well though symptoms are much better controlled these days with medications.
The distribution of joints is different. Gout, inflammatory arthritis and others may also present.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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