During wrist synovectomy, inflamed membrane that lines the wrist is removed.
Also Known As:
- Wrist surgery
- Arthritis surgery
- Wrist arthritis surgery
Conditions Treated with Wrist Synovectomy:
Wrist synovectomy is utilized in order to treat synovitis, pigmented villonodular synovitis, hemophilia, and arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist.
Non-surgical alternatives to wrist synovectomy include pain medication and anti-inflammatory steroid injections. Wrist fusion, arthroscopic wrist synovectomy and total wrist replacement are surgical alternatives.
Anesthesia with Wrist Synovectomy:
Wrist synovectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Wrist Synovectomy:
Possible risks following wrist synovectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience joint scarring and have reduced mobility in the wrist.
Prognosis after Wrist Synovectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following wrist synovectomy is good. However, the synovium is likely to become inflamed again.