Is surgery a common treatment for psoriatic arthritis?
When a joint becomes very damaged, your doctor may recommend replacing it with an artificial one made from metal and plastic. Hips and knees are replaced most often, but shoulders, fingers, ankles and elbows can also be replaced. Surgery is also sometimes prescribed for repairing damaged tendons. However, these options are only considered in a small number of cases of psoriatic arthritis.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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