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What is the function of a joint capsule

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Joint stabilization: The capsule about the joint helps stabilize the joint. It also helps maintain the synovial fluid within the joint. The synovial fluid is a lubricant f... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: It encapsulates the end of 2 bones that from the joint and holds in the synovial fluid which bathes the joint.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple: Multiple functions: it produces synovial fluid that then lubricates the joint, it provides some degree of stability to the joint, it can aid in the nu... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
To Stabilize Joints: The joint capsule provides joint stability. If injured it can lead to stiffness and may then be surgically removed, without compromising stability as... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Joint capsule: The lining that connects between 2 bones.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
No: A synovial joint has a capsule surrounding it. These are joints like the shoulder, knee, hip and many many others. There are also fibrous joints (lik... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Bi malleolus fx: This term refers. To distal fracture of fibula and tibia fracture.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rebuild: This is a type of procedure to repair/rebuild the parts mentioned.
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Instability forces: Shoulder stability is provided by the surrounding muscles, the glenohumeral ligaments/capsule and the labrum. The shoulder is most unstable during a t... Read More
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: It sounds as if you have injured that knee. You should see your doctor.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Hyperflexion: Sometimes during surgery hyperflexion of the legs can cause injury to your joints.
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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Real cause?: Epl tendon inserts at the base of the middle phalynx so central slip snagging at pip joint is more likely a tear in fibers extending from lateral band... Read More

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