Which surgical procedures are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Surgical treatments include the following:

  • Synovectomy

  • Tenosynovectomy

  • Tendon realignment

  • Reconstructive surgery or arthroplasty

  • Arthrodesis

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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