Radiosynovectomy is a safe and an efficient alternative in the treatment of chronic, recurrent knee hemarthrosis.

Iakovou, Ioannis; Kotrotsios, Dimitrios; Michailos, Konstantinos; Sachpekidis, Christos (2020). Radiosynovectomy is a safe and an efficient alternative in the treatment of chronic, recurrent knee hemarthrosis. World journal of nuclear medicine, 19(2), pp. 165-167. World Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_43_19

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Chronic recurrent hemarthrosis, defined as repeated intra-articular hemorrhage, can lead to a disabling arthropathy. We herein report on a 26-year-old patient presenting with recurrent, postoperative, serious knee hemarthrosis refractory to conventional treatment, including systemic and intra-articular steroid injections as well as chemical synovectomy with osmic acid. The patient was finally treated with a twice performed knee radiosynovectomy with yttrium-90 and showed an extraordinary good clinical outcome with a symptom-free period of 4 years. In cases of refractory hemarthrosis, radiosynovectomy should have a place in the therapeutic armamentarium of the treating physician, as a minimally invasive, safe, and efficient therapeutic tool.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Clinic of Nuclear Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Sachpekidis, Christos

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1450-1147

Publisher:

World Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sabine Lanz

Date Deposited:

29 Dec 2020 14:52

Last Modified:

29 Dec 2020 14:52

Publisher DOI:

10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_43_19

PubMed ID:

32939210

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Radiosynovectomy refractory knee hemarthrosis yttrium-90

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/149129

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/149129

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