Effect of normal synovial fluid on the metabolism of articular chondrocytes in vitro.

It is thought that articular cartilage gains most of its nutrition in vivo, via diffusion, from synovial fluid. There have been few studies investigating the effect of synovial fluid on chondrocyte metabolism in vitro. In the current study, bovine articular chondrocytes were isolated and cultured in agarose using normal allogenic synovial fluid as culture… CONTINUE READING