Hans Jürgen Ott

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A double-blind study was made on the effectivenss of erbium169 synoviorthesis in the digital joints of 7 patients with erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. The study involved 70 joints observed over a 12-month period: 20 pairs of metacarpophalangeal joints (MCP) and 15 pairs of proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP) were injected with erbium169 in one(More)
We describe the clinical features of algodystrophy of the hip in 3 brothers, probably the first familial presentation of this disease to be reported. The symptoms and evolution of the disease are as usually described. The familial presentation suggests a genetic predisposition. HLA typing showed an identity of antigenic formula in the 3 brothers, a rare(More)
A study of 113 knees of 72 patients treated with intra-articular injection of osmic acid for chronic exudative synovitis caused by various rheumatic diseases is reported. Certain cases presented abnormal radiological opacities, statistically more frequent after the injection of 200 mg than after 100 mg of osmic acid (33.9% and 15.7%). These images appear(More)
In the course of dermatomyositis, calcinosis is a complication frequently seen in children but rarely seen in adults. Calcinosis often induces poor functional prognosis, reducing mobility of the joints and muscles. Dermatomyositis developed in a 59-year-old woman, following an antitetanus vaccination; the dermatomyositis later became calcifying. To our(More)