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Surgical scars on the hand of a 56 year old woman after tendon transfer surgery to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This procedure restores mobility that had been lost due to the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the body's own tissues, causing progressive joint and cartilage destruction.
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