Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Polymyalgia rheumatica: an arthroscopic study of the shoulder joint.
  1. W A Douglas,
  2. B A Martin,
  3. J H Morris


    A careful selection of 19 patients fitting the classical description of polymyalgia rheumatica have been examined by arthroscopy and thoroughly screened and followed up to exclude rheumatoid arthritis and other disease processes. Synovitis of the shoulder joint has been observed through the arthroscope in 17 and synovitis of varying degrees noted histologically, 4 of whom were studied by immunofluorescence. Five patients had radioactive joint scans.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.