A retrospective study of 19 synovectomies revealed significant relief of pain for 2 to 10 years in selected patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis of the knee diagnosed roentgenographically. The usual indications for this procedure may be extended to include well-motivated patients when synovectomy is combined with good medical and physical therapy. Need for further operation was considered a failure of synovectomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Southern Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1977|
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