How is synovitis due to hemophilia A joint bleeding treated?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Douglass A Drelich, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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In patients who develop synovitis from joint bleeds, injection of radioisotopes into the joint to ablate the synovium (radiosynovectomy) can be used to decrease bleeding, slow progression of cartilage and bone damage, and prevent arthropathy. Unresponsive cases may require arthroscopic synovectomy or arthroplasty. [30]


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