Rheumatic disease often leads to destructions of the foot joints. Frequently, very big deformities form in a very short period of time. Specific character of this condition does not allow to describe the deformities precisely. The described before conditions, altogether, can give a picture of the rheumatic foot.
Systemic disease causes greater joint destructions, hence the type of surgery differs from typical surgeries.
Examples of performed surgeries: synovectomy, removal of rheumatoid granulation, arthrodesis ? joint stiffening, m. Flower surgery ?resection of all metatarsal bones, m. Weill, Chevron, Triple arthrodesis of the tarsus.