Illustration Rhizarthrosis

Illustrations of the four stages of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.

Design of illustrations for the four stages of rhizarthrosis. This arthrosis affects the articular surfaces of the thumb saddle joint, i.e. the joint between the os trapezium and the carpal bone of the thumb. As the disease progresses, the articular cartilage becomes increasingly damaged and can no longer perform its protective and cushioning function in the joint. Furthermore the surrounding bone of the joint also changes (osteophytes) and the joint space is reduced, so that the joint is eventually destroyed.

Project details: 

Content: 4 illustrations

Utilization: Patient information (website, social media and print)

Specifications: Landscape format DIN A3 / 300dpi (4961×3508 pixel)

Client: BORT GmbH

The rights of use for the illustrations shown here lie with the client; use is not permitted. The images are protected with watermarks.

rhizarthrosis stage 1

Rhizarthrosis – stage 1 (incipient osteoarthritis, thickening and alteration of articular cartilage).

rhizarthrosis stage 2

Rhizarthrosis – stage 2 (damage to articular cartilage, osteophyte formation)

rhizarthrosis stage 3

Rhizarthrosis – stage 3 (increased osteophyte formation, visible cartilage damage, narrowing of the joint space)

rhizarthrosis stage 4

Rhizarthrosis – stage 4 (cartilage loss down to the bone, joint space almost lost)

Rhizarthrosis - stage 4
Rhizarthrosis – stage 4