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What is synovectomy as an arthritis treatment?

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Various forms of surgery may be needed to reduce the discomfort of arthritis or to restore mobility or joint function. Synovectomy is the removal of damaged connective tissue lining a joint cavity.

SOURCES

American College of Rheumatology. 

DePuy Orthopaedics. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University. 

Arthritis-forum.net. 

National Institutes of Health. 

The Center for Current Research. 

National Internet Health. 

Alternative Medicine Foundation.

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 14, 2018

SOURCES

American College of Rheumatology. 

DePuy Orthopaedics. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 

Arthritis Foundation. 

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University. 

Arthritis-forum.net. 

National Institutes of Health. 

The Center for Current Research. 

National Internet Health. 

Alternative Medicine Foundation.

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 14, 2018

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