Synovitis of the elbow joint is the medical condition that occurs due to the inflammation of the synovial membrane surrounding the elbow. This causes swelling, resulting in pain around the elbow, in turn causing difficulty in performing normal activities like moving or lifting the hands.
The synovial fluid is normally present in the elbow joint but excess presence of this fluid in and around the joint is caused during synovitis of the elbow.
Synovitis can be caused by the following:
The doctor would also recommend the following tests to diagnose Synovitis of the elbow:
The different non-surgical treatment options recommended by the doctor to reduce the pain and swelling of the elbow joint that was caused by Synovitis are:
The doctors will recommend surgical treatments when the symptoms are persistent and the condition worsens. The surgery includes the removal of the affected synovial tissue, which is usually done using the Elbow Arthroscopy technique. The pathological tissue will be removed and sent to lab for histo-pathological testing.
This is a minimal invasive surgical procedure performed to diagnose and also treat injuries to the elbow joint like Tennis Elbow.
The procedure involves the doctor in creating couple of incisions and inserting the tiny camera called the Arthroscope, which will act as a visual aid for the doctors in performing the procedure. The doctors will first examine the injured area and then insert thin surgical instruments through the other incisions and use the arthroscope to guide them to the injured spot and perform the procedure.