Advice on TKR Synovectomy

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zechariah
zechariah Member Posts: 222
edited 8. Jan 2011, 10:36 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi al,

As you may know I am still in Chronic pain after my TKR in March, I have just had a bone scan and the doc is talking about removing the synovium!
I am confused as I thought that would be gone during TKR anyway?

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have had two open synovectomies, and one closed, to remove both liquid and solidified synovial fluid. I know that the synovium is the lining of the joint, but not being an orthopaedic surgeon I cannot help. Sorry! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Zec :smile:

    I do indeed remember well that you have been in pain since your TKR and I am so sorry. When you say "Doctor" do you mean the surgeon?

    I would suggest that you get in touch with whoever is talking about removing the synovium or their secretary because it is your right to know more about what is going to be happening regarding your knee. You should not be left confused - it should be explained to you properly.

    I do hope you are able to gleen more information very soon.

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

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  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Zechariah,

    I must admit that the phrase Total Knee Replacement suggests that everything is replaced but probably it just means the bone matter. The synovium is probably soft tissue which can't be replaced only drained or removed. Though in saying that I have no medical background. :roll:

    Why don't you wait till Monday and give your doctor a ring for advice.
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • bertyboy
    bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Zechariah,

    i had a tkr last April and things are not right i dont know about yours but i kept my own knee cap , but dont know anything about synovium , i hope you can get some answers x
    I know i am a lady ,all life is a journey xx MAY xx
  • zechariah
    zechariah Member Posts: 222
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Yes I also kept my knee cap
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I kept both of mine too :grin:
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'