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- What is plant thorn arthritis?
- What plants cause plant thorn arthritis?
- What joints are typically involved in plant thorn arthritis?
- What are plant thorn arthritis symptoms and signs?
- How is plant thorn arthritis diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for plant thorn arthritis?
- What is the prognosis of plant thorn arthritis?
- Is it possible to prevent plant thorn arthritis?
What is the prognosis of plant thorn arthritis?
Once a synovectomy for plant thorn arthritis has been performed, the joint tends to heal well without residual problems. The sooner the synovectomy is performed, the better the outcome as chronic joint inflammation can risk damage to cartilage of the joint. Physical therapy rehabilitation exercises can be helpful to restore normal joint function.
Is it possible to prevent plant thorn arthritis?
Plant thorn arthritis can be prevented by avoiding exposure to the thorns of plants. It can help to wear protective clothing, gloves, etc., as well as being cautious when near or working with thorny plants.
Stevens, K.J., et. al. "Imaging of Plant-Thorn Synovitis." Skeletal Radiol 29 (2000): 605-608.
Sugarman, M., D.G. Stobie, F.P. Quismorio, R. Terry, and V. Hanson. "Plant Thorn Synovitis." Arthritis Rheum 20.5 June 1977: 1125-1128.