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Synovectomy recovery time?

Synovectomy recovery time?

3-4 weeks: Generally a patient can recover and return to work and sports after 3-4 weeks following a knee scope for synovectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Shannon
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Synovectomy (Definition)

This is a surgical procedure to remove the lining of a joint or tendon sheath (synovium) and is done for some inflammatory conditions where the synovium becomes thickened and painful. Often done in ...Read more


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What is done during a synovectomy?

What is done during a synovectomy?

Synovium : Synovium is a soft tissue structure, it is part of the anatomy of the knee. A synovectomy means the doctor plans on removing this lining or a piece of it likely because it is no longer functioing properly, and it is damaged. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovectomy?

What is the definition or description of: synovectomy?

Removing synovium: This is a surgical procedure to remove the lining of a joint or tendon sheath (synovium) and is done for some inflammatory conditions where the synovium becomes thickened and painful. Often done in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Can I walk after having a synovectomy?

Can I walk after having a synovectomy?

Depends: All surgeons have different post op protocols. Some may want the surgical site to be rested for the first 24-48 hours, to avoid swelling from the incision itself etc, other docs are more free and let people walk immediately so this is somethign that needs to be discussed with the operating surgeon. ...Read more

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After a total synovectomy does the synovium regrow? If so, how quickly?

After a total synovectomy does the synovium regrow?  If so, how quickly?

Yes: SLOWLY...more rapid growth is due to inflammation and a part of arhritic disorders Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How long is synovectomy recovery?

How long is synovectomy recovery?

A couple weeks: This is commonly done arthroscopically and takes about 2-3 weeks for the achiness to settle down. The first week you swell a bit but by day 4-5 the swelling starts to go down if you ice a lot and don't over do it. ...Read more

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How long does a synovectomy take?

How long does a synovectomy take?

Not long: The length of a surgery is surgeon dependent, some can do a procedure in 10 minutes that takes others 30 minutes. You also did not state what anatomical region this was i.E knee etc. I would say on average it is a 20-30 minute procedure. ...Read more

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How long is a synovectomy recovery?

How long is a synovectomy recovery?

Variable: A synovectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflammed synovium, or lining of a joint, is removed. This can usually be done arthroscopically. Recovery will depend on which joint is operated on and how severe the disease within that joint was. A common indication for synovectomy is rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Which one is more safe chemical synovectomy or radioactive synovectomy for patients suffering from hemophilia?

Which one is more safe chemical synovectomy or radioactive synovectomy for patients suffering from hemophilia?

Radioactive one: Radiosynovectomy is currently the preferred procedure when radioactive materials are available. However, chemical synovectomy is an effective alternative method if radioactive materials are not available. ...Read more