Crest Syndrome Surgery
Surgery may used to treat joint stiffness in those with scleroderma. The surgery may reduce joint deformities and improve joint function.
Surgery for scleroderma:
- Replacement of a diseased joint with an artificial joint
- Removal of a portion of bone to better realign the joint
- Removal of a portion of diseased bone in the joint
- Removal of a portion of the diseased soft tissue in the joint
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