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Synovectomy of the elbow and radial head excision in rheumatoid arthritis. Predictive factors and long-term outcome.

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We carried out a survival analysis of elbow synovectomy (ES) and excision of the radial head (RHE) performed on 171 rheumatoid elbows. The failure criteria were revision surgery (performed or desired) and/or the presence of significant or severe pain. The cumulative survival was 81% at one year which thereafter decreased by an average of 2.6% per year. The strongest predictor for success was a low preoperative range of supination-pronation when corresponding survival curves were compared. A l...

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10.1302/0301-620x.79b6.7408

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Journal:
Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
79
Issue:
6
Pages:
918-923
Publication date:
1997-11-01
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ISSN:
0301-620X
Source identifiers:
103931

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