Diagnosis and treatment of acute gouty arthritis under arthroscopy
Zhang Min, Chen Yuanzhuang, Huang Yuanqiao (Dept of Orthopaedics, Jiangmen Central Hospital, Jiangmen, Guangdong 529070)
Objective To investigate the use of arthroscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of acute gouty arthritis. Methods 13 cases of acute gouty arthritis were treated. Biopsy and synovectomy were performed under arthroscopy. Results Arthroscopy showed no specific synovitis, urate crystal was found in seven cases through biopsy. All cases were relived pain rapidly and were followed up with no recurrence after average of four years and five months. Conclusion There are great advantages of using arthroscope for diagnosis and treatment with arthroscope in the patients with acute gouty arthritis .
【CateGory Index】： R684.3