Is corticosteroid coinjection necessary for radiosynoviorthesis of patients with hemophilia?

Gedik G., Ugur M., Atilla B., Dundar S.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.29, ss.538-541, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Radiation synovectomy is frequently combined with intraarticular corticosteroid injection in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis to reduce local inflammation and lymphatic clearance of radiocolloid. However, this practice is not universally accepted because corticosteroids have local and systemic toxicity such as osteonecrosis and cartilage damage and whether simultaneous corticosteroid injection together with radiocolloids is necessary in other forms of chronic synovitis like patients with hemophilia remains to be determined.