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Wrist Synovectomy

Posted On: 04-21-2015
Wrist Synovectomy

What is Wrist Synovectomy?

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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Wrist Synovectomy:

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.

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