During finger synovectomy, inflamed membrane that
lines the joint is removed.
- Finger joint
Treated with Finger Synovectomy:
Finger synovectomy is used in cases of synovium
infection, pigmented villonodular synovitis, hemophilia and arthritis and
rheumatoid arthritis of the finger.
Non-surgical alternatives to finger synovectomy
include pain medicine and anti-inflammatory steroid injections. Finger fusion,
finger joint replacement and arthroscopic finger synovectomy are surgical
alternatives to the procedure.
Complications from Finger Synovectomy:
Possible risks following finger synovectomy include
infection, bleeding, joint scarring, reduced finger mobility and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia.
after Finger Synovectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
finger synovectomy is good. However, the synovium is likely to become inflamed