cheiroarthropathy


cheiroarthropathy
n.
the restricted hand movement seen in long-standing diabetes. Due to chronic thickening of the skin limiting joint flexibility, it is part of the diabetic hand syndrome.

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chei·ro·ar·throp·a·thy (ki″ro-ahr-thropґə-the) a pathologic condition involving the joints of the hand and fingers.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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