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Offline galen

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Looming Synovectomy?
« on: April 21, 2012, 02:14:58 PM »
After a lateral release, followed by a lavage--each done arthroscopically--persisent inflammation of the left knee continues to plague me. At the present time the orthopaedic surgeon prefers to follow the standard four-part series of Orghovisc injections to determine whether this might finally settle down the infllamed synovium. On the other hand, the rheumatologist is highly sceptical, noting that because of abnormally high readings associated with the latest lab analysis of aspirated synovial fluid, the only way to resolve this situation once and for all is to undergo an arthroscopic synovectomy, in order to rid the knee of the corrpupted and soggy synovium.

Has anyone recently undergone such a procedure? If so, what can I expect in terms of post-operative recovery time, et cetera? Are there any alternatives?

Offline Mrs fed up

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Re: Looming Synovectomy?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 04:34:12 PM »
I am now on my second partial Synovectomy I have had the same issues recurring swelling of the left knee over the last 8 yrs I'm 40 years old fit and healthy I have seen number of specialists under gone every test under the sun all negative, in the reagen of 15-16 infustions and many steroids, I had the osmic acid injection did. Itching so I'm now under a surgeon had my first partial Synovectomy August 2011 it swelled again had a second one done 2012 now it's back so we are looking into removing the whole synovial,as my experiance I think once the synovial lining becomes irritated it will just keep producing fluid. It's a horrible condition and I wish you well if I can answer any questions I will as I think iv had most procedures and it is a guessing game.