Operative Treatment of Arthritis
Pain not relieved by other treatments is the most common indication for operative treatment of arthritis. Loss of joint function is a less common indication for surgical treatment because function restoration is usually less predictable than pain relief. Operative treatments include joint debridement, synovectomy, osteotomy, soft tissue arthroplasty, resection arthroplasty, fusion, and joint replacement. In addition, people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may benefit from tenosynovectomy and repair or reconstruction of ruptured tendons.
KeywordsTotal Knee Arthroplasty Ankylose Spondylitis Heterotopic Ossification Joint Replacement Total Joint Arthroplasties
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