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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||June 5, 2012|