Management of inflammatory arthritis around the elbow

Michael S. Murphy

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There are multiple causes of elbow swelling, with RA being the most common. Crystalline disease such as gout is also frequently seen. Oral medication or intra-articular steroid injection can be extremely effective in controlling symptoms. Synovectomy in conjunction with radial head excision continues to have a role. Fascial arthroplasty can be beneficial in younger patients in isolated disease. In more advanced cases, total elbow arthroplasty is an attractive alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalHand clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 17 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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