Medical Definition of Arthritis mutilans

Arthritis mutilans: An extremely severe form of chronic rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis characterized by resorption of bones and the consequent collapse of soft tissue. When this affects the hands, it can cause a phenomenon sometimes referred to as 'telescoping fingers.'

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The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer

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