Tenosynovectomy

​Tenosynovectomy is an operation to correct restricted or painful movement of a tendon due to thickening and adhesions within the tendon sheath.

Common questions

What is tenosynovectomy?

Tenosynovectomy is an operation to correct restricted or painful movement of a tendon, due to thickening and adhesions within the tendon sheath.

Why would I have tenosynovectomy?

You might have tenosynovectomy if you suffer from restricted or painful movement of a tendon due to thickening and adhesions within the tendon sheath.

What happens during tenosynovectomy?

A tenosynovectomy is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic (so you’ll stay awake but you won’t feel anything). It takes around half an hour and you should be able to go home on the same day.

What should I expect after tenosynovectomy?

Immediately after surgery we’ll help you manage any pain or discomfort with painkillers. We’ll discuss your aftercare and arrange any follow-up appointments with you before you leave hospital. 

You’ll be given detailed instructions to explain what types of movement should be undertaken to ensure quick and effective recovery after a tenosynovectomy. You may need to take some time off work.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.