Table 2

 Radiological findings in patients with systemic sclerosis

Radiological findingsSSc patients
(n = 120)
Values are n (%).
DIP, distal interphalangeal joint; MCP, metacarpophalangeal joint; PIP, proximal interphalangeal joint.
Joint pattern
Erosion25 (21%)
    Wrists17/25 (68%)
    MCP9/25 (36%)
    PIP10/25 (40%)
    DIP18/25 (72%)
Joint space narrowing35 (28.5%)
    Wrists13/35 (37.1%)
    MCP12/35 (34.3%)
    PIP14/35 (40%)
    DIP25/35 (71.4%)
Arthritis (erosion+joint space narrowing)22 (18%)
Bone pattern
Radiological demineralisation28 (23%)
Bone resorption28 (23%)
    Acro-osteolysis26 (22%)
    Resorption of distal ulna2 (2%)
Soft tissue pattern
Calcinosis28 (23%)
Flexion contracture32 (27%)