AP and lateral projections
1. Bandlike areas of lucency across the waist of the terminal phalanges; tuftal resorption; finger shortening and clubbing in late stages (acro-osteolysis of Shinz; occupational vinyl chloride exposure)
2. Resorption of tufts and bandlike areas of lucency across the waist of the terminal phalanges, isolating small osseous fragments; soft tissue swelling; craniodysplasia; multiple wormian bones; micrognathia; osteoporosis; multiple fractures (Hajdu-Cheney syndrome)
3. Progressive tuftal resorption, starting with loss of the cortical line (lacelike appearance) and progressing towards tuftal destruction and osteolysis of the phalangeal waist; in occasional cases, bandlike radiolucent areas separating the tuft from phalangeal base reminiscent of the familial forms of acro-osteolysis (hyperparathyroidism; renal osteodystrophy)
4. Resorption and/or bandlike areas of lucency in the terminal phalanges, with progression of the lytic process in some areas, and regression in others; diffuse osteosclerosis (pyknodysostosis)
5. Tuftal resorption comparable in extent to loss of overlying soft tissue structures; swelling and tissue necrosis (acute phase); epiphyseal injury (in children) with fragmentation, destruction, and premature fusion; secondary osteomyelitis and arthritis (frostbite)
6. Tuftal resorption of extent comparable to loss of overlying soft tissue structures; osteoporosis; periostitis; osteophytosis; periarticular calcification and ossification; joint destruction, followed by ankylosis (thermal and electrical burns)
Was this article helpful?
Thank you for deciding to learn more about the disorder, Osteoarthritis. Inside these pages, you will learn what it is, who is most at risk for developing it, what causes it, and some treatment plans to help those that do have it feel better. While there is no definitive “cure” for Osteoarthritis, there are ways in which individuals can improve their quality of life and change the discomfort level to one that can be tolerated on a daily basis.