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Offline Kevnatico

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Synovectomy?
« on: August 30, 2018, 02:21:10 AM »
Hello all,

Does anyone know what a synovectomy is? I had my surgery yesterday, and the discharge paperwork said I had a Left Synovectomy done, and that my "ACL is small, but intact".

Offline PwordsB

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Re: Synovectomy?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 07:15:40 AM »
Synovium is a layer of cells surrounding your knee (and various other parts of the body) on the inside that produces fluid to help lubricate your knee and keep it all moving and functioning nicely in there. You probably had a portion of it that was inflamed or damaged that needed to be removed to stop it hurting you.

That is my guess.
Snowboard injury 21/01/16
Open cartilage graft (Chondrotissue) 29/06/16
Sub-total lateral meniscectomy, LTP cartilage removal 20/01/17
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Offline James NZ

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Re: Synovectomy?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 03:18:28 PM »
Hiw is your knee feeling after synovectomy?















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