Synovectomies in moderately to severely involved rheumatoid knees: an alternative to implant arthroplasty

R. L. Fowler, E. Berg

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183+188
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1977

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