A member asked:

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

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

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

Answered 5/12/2013



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