What is the role of surgery in the treatment of reactive arthritis (ReA)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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No specific surgical treatment is indicated, though ophthalmologic surgery may be warranted to treat certain ocular manifestations of disease.

Physical therapy may be instituted to avoid muscle wasting and to reduce pain.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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