ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Rheumatoid arthritis of the hands. Bilateral X-rays of the hands and wrists of a 37-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis. The arthritis is particularly severe in the hand at right, with several joint deformities. 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 and can lead to deformities and loss of functioning and mobility.
Model release not required. Property release not required.