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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Synovitis (Overview)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection.


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What is the definition or description of: synovitis?

What is the definition or description of: synovitis?

Joint inflammation : The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
72 doctors shared insights

Synovitis (Overview)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection.


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What is synovitis?

Synovitis: And inflamation of the lining of the joint, could be due to many causes. If acute nsaids are the best, if chronic, check with your dr for other causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of synovitis?

Swelling: Most common presenting signs and symptoms include joint stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion of the affected joint. Sometimes there maybe slight warmth to the touch. The is commonly pain at the end range of motion. ...Read more

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Moderate joint diffusion. minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Moderate joint diffusion. minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Joint fluid analysis: One thing that would be helpful here is to know the joint fluid analysis. The data suggest this is mechanical, but the joint fluid can help decide if it is mechanical or inflammatory. At your age we have to keep the differential diagnosis open you need to see a rheumatologist to see if there's any other evidence of a systemic arthropathy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis. Any recommendations?

I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis.  Any recommendations?

Injection or surgery: I'm assuming after 3 years you have tried pt and antiinflammatories. Draining the knee followed by a cortisone injection (assuming the fluid doesn't look infected) could help. If there is any suspicion for infection, hold off on the cortisone until the synovial fluid has been evaluated. Last resort is to see an ortho surgeon about a synovectomy. ...Read more

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What can cause synovitis?

What can  cause synovitis?

Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up. ...Read more

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How do u treat synovitis if ur allergic to steroids?

How do u treat synovitis if ur allergic to steroids?

See details: There are numerous other options but synovitis is too general a term to give a specific answer to you. You first need to tell me the cause of the synovitis (joint inflammation) for me to offer any specific advice. ...Read more