Synovitis refers to any of inflammatory process that affecting the synovium of joints or structures lined with synovium. It can take many morphological forms and occur from many etiologies. It may not necessarily be infective.


Specific sub types

Syndromes associated with a include

Radiographic features


Broad general features include synovial thickening (can take many forms), synovial enhancement and increased vascularity (e.g. on color Doppler ultrasound). A joint effusion may be present.

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rID: 67379
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Synovial inflammation

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  • Hip synovitis
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