Psoriatic arthritis has been known to cause many inflammatory clinical features, including synovitis. In the past, synovitis has been primarily treated with NSAIDs, corticosteroid injections, and synovectomy when needed. This case report outlines a 49-year-old female with synovitis caused by psoriatic arthritis who did not respond to conventional treatment options and was apprehensive to surgery. She was offered a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection as alternative therapy to a synovectomy. This case explores the use of PRP injections as a potential treatment modality for patients with synovitis caused by psoriatic arthritis. This patient was able to show improvement in her symptoms after the use of the platelet rich plasma injection.
Mazzei, Nicolle; Hall, Arielle; and Clinton, Cody
"Treatment of Knee Synovitis from Psoriatic Arthritis with Platelet Rich Plasma Injection,"
Cooper Rowan Medical Journal: Vol. 5:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://rdw.rowan.edu/crjcsm/vol5/iss1/7
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