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Rheumatoid arthritis of the feet. Coloured bilateral X-rays of the feet and ankles of a 60-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and significant bone demineralisation. 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.
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