Which surgical procedures performed in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Answer

Advances in medical treatment have reduced the need for surgical intervention. Procedures that may be considered in specific circumstances include the following:

  • Synovectomy

  • Osteotomy and arthrodesis

  • Hip and knee replacement

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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