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Anyone heard of (or experience) a radioisotope synovectomy?

  1. Hi Claudia! Glad you were able to make it here from our Facebook page!

    One of our advocates, Angela, has written a lot about her issues with RA and wrist pain. She had a synovectomy in 1999 to help with inflammation on her joints (though in her experience the surgery only helped a little). I'll share one of her articles here that might offer some more perspective.

    Also, I'm curious if other community members have experienced a radioisotope synovectomy and will weigh in here. I hope that this helps!

    -Reggie ( Team Member)

    1. Hi Claudia. I can't speak specifically to the radioisotope synovectomy, but I want to share with you this research article on the topic which notes "About 70–80% of patients respond well to the therapy:",fibrosis%20of%20hypertrophic%20synovial%20membrane. Here is another research article on the topic: Hope this information helps. Wishing you the best. Richard ( Team)

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