Synovitis occurs in some clinically normal and asymptomatic joints in patients with early arthritis.

@article{Pando2000SynovitisOI,
  title={Synovitis occurs in some clinically normal and asymptomatic joints in patients with early arthritis.},
  author={Jose A Pando and Paul R Duray and Cheryl H Yarboro and Mark F. Gourley and John H. Klippel and Harold R. Schumacher},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={1848-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if clinically asymptomatic knee joints in patients with recent onset arthritis reveal histological evidence of synovitis. METHODS As part of a prospective study of patients with synovitis of less than one year duration, we performed blind needle biopsies on the knees of 20 patients who had synovitis elsewhere but no symptoms or… CONTINUE READING