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.
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.