Long-term effects of excision of the radial head in rheumatoid arthritis.


The effects of synovectomy and excision of the radial head in 40 elbows affected by rheumatoid arthritis have been assessed. In contrast with many reports indicating minimal side-effects of this procedure, a common pattern of deterioration from what was often a satisfactory initial result has been demonstrated. A biomechanical theory of one of the factors… (More)

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