Yttrium synoviorthesis of the elbow joints in persons with haemophilia

Michael Heim*, R. Tiktinsky, Y. Amit, U. Martinowitz

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Yttrium has been used as the material of choice for synoviorthesis in our centre since 1984. An audit was carried out to determine the long-term results of this modality for treating elbow joints. An unacceptably high percentage of patients lost range-of-movements in the articulation treated. Good results were achieved with respect to a reduction in the bleeding incidences. It is suggested that another isotope be utilized and that other centres carry out an audit and publish their data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-592
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


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