Posted on April 10, 2009 at 11:30pm
Synoviorthesis or Radiosynovectomy is the medical removal of the swollen lining of the joint. A radiosynovectomy is the injection of a small amount of radioactive substance into the joint. This procedure is similar to joint aspiration, but a substance is injected rather than fluid being drawn out.
The chemical substance destroys the swollen synovial tissue, which reduces pain and swelling, and decreases the frequency of acute bleeds. The radionuclides are injected in colloidal form… Continue