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,
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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