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Definition of Synovectomy

Synovectomy: Surgical removal of the joint lining. A synovectomy may be done to remove the inflamed lining of a joint in rheumatoid arthritis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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