Synovectomy of the elbow in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Synovectomy of the elbow in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={R H Brumfield and C T Resnick},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={67 1},
The combined procedure of synovectomy and resection of the radial head was performed in thirty-five patients (forty-two elbows) with Stage-III or IV rheumatoid arthritis. These patients were followed postoperatively for a minimum period of two years (average, seven years). The result was graded as excellent in four, good in fifteen, fair in fourteen, and poor in nine elbows. Pain was diminished from the preoperative level in all but six elbows, but motion was not much improved. Synovitis… CONTINUE READING

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