synovial membrane


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Related to synovial membrane: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, synovial joint
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a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid

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Inflammation, swelling and hyperplasia of the synovial membrane, leading to:
He proposes that stem cells derived from the synovial membrane have an advantage by already coming from a joint.
Synovial membrane thickness was assessed at baseline and 6 months.
The second stage is transitional, characterized by active intrasynovial metaplastic proliferation with free bodies that are partially covered with a synovial membrane that contains active chondrocytes.
OA is an idiopathic disease of synovial joints, characterised by articular cartilage degeneration, thickening and inflammation of the synovial membrane, thickening of the subchondral plate and osteophyte formation (Martel and Pelletier, 1999).
Bits of bone or cartilage may also break free and float inside the fluid-filled synovial membrane surrounding the joint, causing still more discomfort and damage.
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVS) is a benign but locally aggressive proliferative lesion of the synovial membrane.
In contrast to epithelial surfaces that line other body spaces, the synovial membrane lacks intercellular junctions between its constituent cells and lacks a well-defined basement membrane.
Recurrent swelling, secondary to inflammation of the joint or synovial membrane that secretes fluid and lines the joint cavity.
Synovial osteochondromatosis is an uncommon benign condition of unknown etiology, which is characterized by synovial membrane metaplasia, hyperplasia, and hyaline or myxoid change.
The synovial membrane is a thin, weak layer of fibrous connective tissue, only a few cells thick, that lines the joint cavity.