To cut or not to cut?

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Bruce Munson 1 year, 4 months ago.

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  • #7350

    Bruce Munson
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    Any suggestions or feedback on surgically removing tophi from fingers and thumbs, versus letting allopurinol work its magic?
    WE NEED D.E.c.T.

  • #7366

    Ŧallars: Ŧ 575.68

    Assuming you tolerate allo (or some other ULT therapy) well and the tophi don’t need to go right now for some reason, ULT definitely seems to be the safest option. Also, ULT would be necessary anyway as uric acid gets into places even less amenable to surgery than fingers.

  • #7372

    Bruce Munson
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    Makes sense!
    Thank you

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