To cut or not to cut?

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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?
    Thanks!
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    nobody
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    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.

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    Bruce Munson
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    Makes sense!
    Thank you

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