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166Ho-Macroaggregates Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

The Principle of Therapy

Inflamed synovial membrane destruction

The Method of Treatment

Radiation synovectomy

Suspension of 166Ho-Macroaggregates particles injection into the diseased joint

Particles are trapped by the inflamed synovial membrane

Destruction of the membrane through radiation

Advantages of the Therapy

Does not require the hospital stay and long rehabilitation period

Minimise of the risks associated with surgery

Disadvantages

non-biodegradable particles

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