Synovectomy - excision of the synovial lining of the joint. Synovectomy can be full or partial. Indications: tuberculosis or other infectious proliferative diseases capsules or other parts of the joint. Most often synovectomy used when lesions of the knee, rarely hip, elbow and other joints. After synovectomy can recover the synovial membrane. In non-inflammatory lesions in children C. gives a good functional results. Cm. also , the synovium.