Points of view about synovectomy of the ankle joint in rheumatoid arthritis

  • H. Thabe


We report of mid- and longterm results of open synovectomy of the ankle joint. Between 1984 and 1999 66 ankle joints in 55 patients with rheumatoid arthritis undervent an open synovectomy. 23 cases needed an additional tenosynovectomy and a supplementary arthrodesis was performed in 30 ankles. The mean age at operation was 52 years, 3 patients died and 5 were lost at time of follow up. The mean follow-up period was 6.4 years, ranging from 2 to 15 years. Clinical examination was based on the Kofoed-ankle-score and all patients undervent a radiological staging orientated on Larsen, Dale and Eek.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Ankle Joint Tibialis Posterior Total Ankle Arthroplasty Fibular Collateral Ligament 
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  • H. Thabe
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  1. 1.Bad KreuznachGermany

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