What is the role of surgery 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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Advances in medical treatment have reduced the need for surgical intervention in JIA. Possible procedures include synovectomy, osteotomy and arthrodesis, and hip and knee replacement.


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