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What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck.

Answered May 7, 2019



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