What are treatment options for rheumatoid inflammatory flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2017
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Treatment for rheumatoid inflammatory FT includes ice, NSAIDs, rest, splinting, hydroxychloroquine, gold, penicillamine, and methotrexate. Persistent cases may require oral steroid treatment. For acute flares of FT in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid injections may provide prompt relief. Limit injections to avoid tendon rupture. [35]


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