2 doctors weighed in:

What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The definitions

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.

In brief: The definitions

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.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
434K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available