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X-Ray of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

X-ray images of a normal foot and a foot with rheumatoid arthritis

Figure 1 courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Figure 2 courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.

The X-ray on the left shows a normal foot.

The X-ray on the right shows a foot with advanced rheumatoid arthritis. Cartilage and bone are worn away, and the bones of the toes have moved out of their normal positions.

Current as of: August 5, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Nancy Ann Shadick MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology