Table of contents
Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis at an early stage.– The rheumatoid foot. Pathomechanics, clinical and radiological features. Therapeutic conditions.– Some reflections on pathomechanics of the rheumatoid foot and ankle.– CT and MRI in rheumatoid arthritis (mid foot, hind foot and ankle).– Management of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis.– Footwear for the rheumatoid foot and ankle.-Corticosteroid injections and synoviorthesis of the foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis.–Forefoot surgery for rheumatoid arthritis.–Hind foot surgery for rheumatoid arthritis.– Points of view about synovectomy of the ankle joint in rheumatoid arthritis.– Total ankle replacement. History, evolution of concepts, designs and surgical technique.– Some reflections about the evolution of ankle prosthesis.– Total ankle replacement in rheumatoid arthritis: treatment strategy.– Respective indications of talo-crural arthrodesis and ankle prosthesis with different situations in rheumatoid arthritis.– Surgical strategy in surgery of the lower limb in rheumatoid arthritis.– Surgery of the foot and ankle in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.