The purpose of this paper is to compare expectations regarding hand function/appearance with the long-term experiences for a surgical and nonsurgical cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. We hypothesize those surgical patients with greater pre-operative expectations will report better outcomes at follow up compared to nonsurgical patients.
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Clinical Paper Session 06: Arthritis
Friday, September 19, 2014 • 11:39–11:46 AM
Category: Treatment, Prognosis/Outcomes
Keyword: Hand and Wrist
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