Arthroscopic synovectomy for the management of shoulder arthropathy in chronic renal dialysis patients.

@article{Coleman2003ArthroscopicSF,
  title={Arthroscopic synovectomy for the management of shoulder arthropathy in chronic renal dialysis patients.},
  author={Struan H. Coleman and Michael Madsen and Edward F Di Carlo and J. F. Sullivan and Thomas L. Wickiewicz},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={144-7}
}
We present the clinical results of 7 hemodialysis patients after arthroscopic shoulder synovectomy (1 bilateral) for night pain and decreased range of motion. There was no evidence of infection in any of the shoulders at the time of surgery. The results of histologic analysis of synovial tissue were negative for crystals in all of the patients. Tissue from 1 of 7 patients was positive for amyloid. All 7 patients had significant pain relief at a mean of 2.3 months postoperatively. At a mean of 5… CONTINUE READING

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