Synovectomy or Tenosynovectomy and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Synovectomy or Tenosynovectomy and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Synovectomy involves the surgical removal of the joint lining (synovium) or the covering of the tendon (tenosynovectomy), or both, to reduce joint inflammation. Synovectomy is typically not advised for children whose joints and bones are still growing. Recovery following synovectomy can be a long, painful process.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedJune 5, 2012

Last Revised: June 5, 2012

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