A member asked:

What us synovitis in the knee? is this a serious condition? i was told i had this after arthroscopic knee surgery? was given a steroid injection 80mg

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Dr. Philip Miller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

of the dynovial sac or symnovial fluid, usually easily treated.

Answered Nov 13, 2018



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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Synovium=the bag of special fluid located as a cushion between bone contact pints. "-itis"-the word ending that means inflammation. Working on your knee joint enters the synovium & a body reaction of inflammation is common. Steroids are the bodies own anti-inflammatory but we use them for the same thing. The condition is temporary & should gradually respond to treatment.

Answered Nov 10, 2018


Dr. John Ouderkirk answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Synovitis is inflammation of the knee. Treatment of this inflammation may be NSAIDS, steroids, but should also include therapy targeted at the CAUSE of the inflammation, such as infection.

Answered Nov 16, 2018



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