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Abductor Pollicis Brevis

origin tuberosity of the scaphoid and the ridge of trapezium; another slip originates from the transverse carpal ligament; insertion Lateral surface of the base of the proximal phalanx of thumb; action abdcution and medial rotation of the metacarpal of the thumb; synergists abductor pollicis longus, EPL; nerve supply median nerve, C8, T1; Discussion although opposition … Read more

Abductor Digiti Minimi

Anatomy origin: pisiform bone and from the tendon of the FCU ; insertion two slips; into ulnar side of the base of proximal phalanx of little finger; into ulnar border of aponeurosis of extensor digiti minimi expansion of finger extensor tendons; action abducts little finger & helps flex its proximal phalanx at MP joint; synergists … Read more


(see also: Therapeutic Principles & Anti-Gout Meds Discussion gout refers to articular dz of MSU deposits (tophi) in soft tissues. it is caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in poorly perfused tissues, as well as bursae, ligaments, articular cartilage, and synovial membranes; on average, a family history of gout can be obtained in less … Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Discussion ARA criteria for RA pathogenesis differential diagnosis: spondyloarthropathies & related chronic seroneg arthritides; systemic lupus erythematosus; scleroderma; dermatomyositis; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Clinical Aspects » Laboratory Aspects » Radiographic Aspects » Treatment of RA Medical Management of RA » Surgical Treatment cervical spine hand wrist elbow and shoulder: frequently there is concomitant shoulder and elbow … Read more

Psoriatic Arthritis

(see also: Spondyloarthropathies) Discussion psoriasis affects 1-2 % of U.S. population & typically presents w/ well-defined erythematous scaly plaques; only a minority of pts with psoriasis develop arthritis; when arthritis develops, it most often is an asymmetrical oligoarthritis, which at times may be quite destructive; some patients may develop spondylitis (usually will have HLA-B27 antigen); … Read more


Discussion OA is defined as a chronic irreversible degenerative disease of articular cartilage predisposing conditions pathology and histology clinical features laboratory aspects Osteoarthritis of the Knee » Hip Osteoarthritis clinical features pain on wt-bearing felt in the groin, buttock, or medial thigh; trendelenburg gait will decrease mechanical stress on joint and thereby lessen pain (see … Read more