How to read radiographs according to the Sharp/van der Heijde method

J Rheumatol. 1999 Mar;26(3):743-5.


This article is a short overview of the development of the Sharp/van der Heijde method for scoring radiographs of hands and feet in rheumatoid arthritis, in addition to a detailed description on how to use the scoring method.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy
  • Arthrography / methods*
  • Finger Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Rheumatology / methods*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tarsal Joints / diagnostic imaging
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wrist Joint / diagnostic imaging