Pathologic and Pathogenic Processes in Osteoarthritis: The Effects of Synovitis

Carla R. Scanzello, MD, PhD
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois


Introduction

Synovitis (inflammation of the synovial lining) is increasingly recognized as a characteristic of the osteoarthritic joint. Over the past decade, many have documented that synovitis is present in various stages of the disease and is detectable by advanced imaging techniques, the presence of soluble mediators, or histopathologic assessment. Despite using different methods of detection and different outcome measurements, studies from these multiple research groups have often led to similar conclusions.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 8, Number 1.
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About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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