Abstract| Volume 39, ISSUE 9, SUPPLEMENT , e25-e26, September 2014

Patient Expectations and Long-Term Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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      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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