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How soon, if at all, can synovitis in the knee (caused by gout) return after a synovectomy?

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Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Synovitis can return immediately. Stay hydrated and take your gout meds to lessen the chance of return.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

There is no value from synovectomy in gout. Synovectomy is neither a treatment nor cure for gout.

Answered May 12, 2013

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