Treatment of tenosynovitis in rheumatoid arthritis

Hand Clin. 1989 May;5(2):169-75.


Tenosynovitis in the hand of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will occur in common sites. If the tenosynovitis cannot be controlled by nonsurgical means, there are surgical approaches to the disease. Tenosynovectomy can give successful, long-term relief from the synovitis, and can also prevent tendon ruptures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Synovitis / surgery
  • Tenosynovitis / surgery*
  • Wrist Joint / surgery*