Flashcards in Main Conditions Deck (3):
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
An autoimmune, systemic, inflammatory, joint disease with a chronic, unpredictable and fluctuating course.
There is no aetiology or cure.
Aetiological factors include environmental risk factors, smoking, female, 30-50, alcohol, obesity, familial and genetics.
What is HAV?
Caused by abnormal STJ pronation
An acquired deformity caused by abnormal mechanics at the 1st mtpj during the propulsive phase of Gait.