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Elbow Synovectomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Elbow Synovectomy

What is Elbow Synovectomy?

Elbow synovectomy involves the removal of inflamed synovium (membrane) that lines the joint.

Also Known As:

  • Elbow synovium surgery
  • Elbow synovium removal
  • Elbow surgery

Conditions Treated with Elbow Synovectomy:

Elbow synovectomy may be utilized in cases of pigmented villondular synovitis, hemophilia, synovitis and arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Elbow Synovectomy:

Non-surgical alternatives to elbow synovectomy include pain medication and anti-inflammatory steroid injections. Elbow fusion, elbow replacement and arthroscopic elbow synovectomy are surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Elbow Synovectomy:

Elbow synovectomy may be performed with a local anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Elbow Synovectomy:

Possible risks following elbow synovectomy include bleeding, infection, joint scarring, reduced elbow mobility and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Elbow Synovectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following elbow synovectomy is good. However, the synovium is likely to become inflamed again.

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