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The Elbow pp 48-56 | Cite as

Late Synovectomy of the Elbow Joint

  • A. Wanivenhaus
  • W. Bretschneider
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Abstract

In 21%–68% of cases, the elbow joint is involved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) [1–4]. Only in rare cases, i.e., 1.7%–3% [5, 6], does the disease start at this joint. At the time of initiation of treatment, the initial stage of rheumatoid arthritis is long over [7] and, according to Gschwend [2], distinct signs of destruction can be observed in 70% of the patients. As the elbow is located in the middle of a series of joints, it is of considerable importance. Therefore, many procedures have been developed for its surgical treatment.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ulnar Nerve Radial Head Elbow Joint Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 
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  • W. Bretschneider

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