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ICD-9-CM 80.7

Synovectomy is the surgical removal of a part of the synovial membrane of a synovial joint.


It is one of the rheumasurgical treatment options for certain diseases involving the synovium like:


Synoviorthesis, or medical synovectomy, may be achieved with the intra-articular injection of several substances:[1]


  1. ^ Hochberg Marc C., Silman Alan J. CHAPTER 40: Aspiration and injection of joints.../Synoviorthesis in: Rheumatology, 2008, Elsevier Limited. ISBN 978-0-323-04430-1
  2. ^ Ray, Charles E. (2008-04-21). Pain Management in Interventional Radiology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 178–. ISBN 978-0-521-86592-0. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Rodriguez-Merchan, E. Carlos; Valentino, Leonard A. (2011-04-27). Current and Future Issues in Haemophilia Care. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 548–. ISBN 978-1-119-97938-8. Retrieved 19 July 2011.