Utility of arthroscopic guided synovial biopsy in understanding synovial tissue pathology in health and disease states.


The synovium is the soft tissue lining diarthrodial joints, tendon sheaths and bursae and is composed of intimal and subintimal layers. The intimal layer is composed of type A cells (macrophages) and type B cells (fibroblasts); in health, the subintima has few inflammatory cells. The synovium performs several homeostatic functions and is the primary target… (More)
DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i5.566


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