What does Arthritis mutilans mean?

Arthritis mutilans meaning in Medical Dictionary

An extremely serious kind of persistent rheumatoid or psoriatic joint disease characterized by resorption of bones plus the consequent failure of smooth tissue. When this impacts the fingers, it may cause a phenomenon sometimes described as 'telescoping hands.'

Arthritis mutilans - German to English

chronic absorptive joint disease [Arthritis mutilans]