Intraartericular injection of a proliferant for pain relief in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Preliminary results

A. Stav, A. Sternberg, M. Landau, L. Ovadia, N. Weksler

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Abstract

Severe pain is one of the symptoms of the destructive phase of rheumatoid arthritis. Various systemic treatments, as well as intraarticular injection of local anaesthetics and corticosteroids, can produce temporary pain relief. Operative treatment might not be feasible in all patients. In selected patients temporary chemical denervation by intraarticular injection of a proliferant (a mixture of phenol, dextrose and glycerine), might produce prolonged pain relief and a significant increase in the range of motion of the treated joints. We present our experience in 10 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalPain Clinic
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • intraarticular injections
  • pain relief
  • proliferant (sclerosant)
  • rheumatoid arthritis

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