8) Synovectomy and arthroplasty
Synovectomy and arthroplasty are treatment options for patients with psoriatic arthritis who do not respond to other options. These surgical procedures are invasive treatments with potential complications and are only considered when there’s no other option.
Synovectomy is the surgical removal of inflamed synovium, and arthroplasty is the surgical replacement of the inflamed joint. Synovectomy and arthroplasty can carry significant risks, including infection, bleeding, and joint deformity. In addition, both synovectomy and arthroplasty require rehabilitation for a prolonged period.