synovectomy


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synovectomy

 [sin″o-vek´tah-me]
excision of a synovial membrane, as of that lining the capsule of the knee joint, sometimes done in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
radiation synovectomy synoviorthesis.

syn·o·vec·to·my

(sin'ō-vek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of a portion or all of the synovial membrane of a joint.
[synovia + G. ektomē, excision]

synovectomy

/syn·o·vec·to·my/ (sin″o-vek´tah-me) excision of a synovial membrane.
radiation synovectomy  synoviorthesis.

synovectomy

(sĭn′ō-vĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Excision of part or all of the synovial membrane of a joint.

synovectomy

[sin′ōvek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, syn + L, ovum, egg; Gk, ektomē, excision
the removal of a synovial membrane of a joint.

syn·o·vec·to·my

(sin'ō-vek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a portion or all of the synovial membrane of a joint.
Synonym(s): villusectomy.
[synovia + G. ektomē, excision]

synovectomy

Surgical removal of the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE. This may be done as a treatment for persistent SYNOVITIS.

synovectomy

excision of all/part of synovial membrane of a joint, e.g. to reduce pannus formation in joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis

synovectomy

excision of a synovial membrane, as of that lining the capsule of the knee joint.
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Pigmented villonodular synovitis is treated with wide, local excision and total synovectomy or arthroplasty; it has a high local recurrence rate, up to 50%, often with multiple recurrences.
Synovectomy has been the principal treatment modality.
1) The treatment of choice is synovectomy, and recurrence rates range from 21% to 48%.
9 procedures per operation) included debridement (31 procedures; 24 [53%] patients), bone curettage (20 procedures; 17 [38%] patients), arthrotomy (6 procedures; 5 [11%] patients), ribresection (4 procedures), arthroscopic lavage (3 procedures), bone biopsy (3 procedures), closure of defect (3 procedures), bone grafting (2 procedures), craniotomy (2 procedures), sternum excision (1 procedure), and synovectomy (1 procedure).
If the arthritis persisted, patients received oral methotrexate for 3-4 months, or two to four infusions of intravenous inifliximab, after which arthroscopic synovectomy was offered, if needed.
She endured steroid injections, had fluid continually drained off her knees, and even had a synovectomy operation which involved cutting away the synovial membrane around one knee.
Irradiating inflamed tissue that lines the joints, a procedure known as radiation synovectomy, remains equally experimental, despite its having been used in Europe to treat rheumatoid arthritis for more than 40 years.
There was parallel clustering of high- and low-rate areas for knee procedures including synovectomy, arthrodesis, and excision of semilunar cartilage.
A controlled clinical trial investigated whether arthroscopic debridement and synovectomy of the TM joint would improve outcomes in patients with stage I and stage II TM OA.