PR MICHEL BRAUNER / ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PR MICHEL BRAUNER / ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Arthritic hand. X-ray of a section through the left hand of a 77-year-old male patient affected by severe rheumatoid arthritis, showing deviation of the ulna bone of the forearm. Rheumatoid arthritis is a degenerative autoimmune disease that mainly affects the capsule (synovium) around the synovial (flexible) joints, causing chronic inflammation. It can be a debilitating and painful condition, which can lead to loss of functioning and mobility.
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