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The following features of the hand should be determined by palpation:

  • temperature
  • condition of the skin e.g. dryness, sweating
  • node and nodules e.g. in rheumatoid or osteo-arthritis
  • oedema
  • muscle bulk e.g. small muscles of the hand
  • tenderness

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