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The significance of palpable tendon friction rubs (TFR's) in early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (Ssc).

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The significance of palpable tendon friction rubs (TFR's) in early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (Ssc).

 

Patients with early diffuse SSc having one or more TFRs are at increased risk of developing renal, cardiac and gastrointestinal involvement before and after their first Scleroderma Center visit, and have reduced survival so should be carefully monitored for serious internal organ involvement. Pub Med Arthritis Care Res. 2013 Jan 31. (Also see: Diffuse Scleroderma, Skeletal Involvement, Systemic Sclerosis: Prognosis and Mortality)

 

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Hi Everyone,

 

Does anyone have these tendon rubs and,  if so, are they painful?  Gareth is constantly complaining about his legs, hands, and arms hurting but the doctor says it's not arthritis because there's never any inflammation/warmth in the joints.  Just curious....I had never heard of these before.

 

Thanks,

Margaret

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I had tendon friction rubs in my hands and my feet for a few years. As many of you know, I had a sudden onset case of diffuse with immediate end stage renal disease so they did not start years prior.

 

You could hear the sound of my tendons when I moved my ankles and wrists. It's hard to describe the sound, not quite a creaking or very loud, as the tendons are rubbing against each other. After years of physical and occupational therapy they went away. They were not painful.

 

Margaret, many medications can cause muscle aches. Statins caused me a lot of pain. Most of my medications say they may cause muscle aches and fatigue as well as a host of other things.

 

Always something with sclero!

 

miocean


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Morning Miocean ,

 

Thank you for that information.  I do not hear anything when he moves his knees, wrists, etc.   My concern began after reading it was associated with kidney failure and Gareth has the positive Anti-RNA Polymerase 1/111.

 

You all are a wealth of information for me....it is so appreciated!!!  :you-rock:

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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