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A capsulectomy is excision of a capsule and, in this case, a joint capsule. The Latin derivation is capsule, meaning “the joint capsule,” and ectomy, meaning “cutting, excision.” Thus, with a capsulectomy, there is surgical excision of a portion of the joint capsule along with the soft tissue structures intricately associated with the joint.How is capsulotomy carried out in cervical spine?
If passive flexion is not forthcoming, then capsulotomy of the involved joint is carried out by release of the dorsal capsule. This is done by retraction of the extensor mechanism from the underlying joint with transection of the dorsal capsule.How is capsulotomy performed for extensor tendon adhesions?
With complete release of the extensor tendon adhesions, the joint should become passively mobile and active flexion is demonstrated by the patient. If passive flexion is not forthcoming, then capsulotomy of the involved joint is carried out by release of the dorsal capsule.What is capsulotomy for dental implants?
This condition, known as capsular contracture, can result in pain, asymmetry, and other complications. In less severe cases of capsular contracture, Dr. Khorsandi may recommend capsulotomy. This procedure involves removing a portion of the capsule and/or opening up the capsule to create more space for the implant.