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Vol 73, No 4 (2014)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-11-28
Submitted: 2014-05-12
Accepted: 2014-05-22
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Synovial membrane asks for independence

S. Moskalewski, A. Osiecka-Iwan, E. Jankowska-Steifer, A. Hyc
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0060
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(4):395-398.

open access

Vol 73, No 4 (2014)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-11-28
Submitted: 2014-05-12
Accepted: 2014-05-22

Abstract

Synovial membrane is traditionally considered as a part of the joint capsule. It, however, differs from fibrous part of the capsule in development, structure, function, vascularisation, innervation and involvement in pathological processes. Moreover, in some areas, it even does not contact with the fibrous capsule. Thus, it appears that the synovial membrane should be considered as an independent organ and not as the lining of the joint capsule.

Abstract

Synovial membrane is traditionally considered as a part of the joint capsule. It, however, differs from fibrous part of the capsule in development, structure, function, vascularisation, innervation and involvement in pathological processes. Moreover, in some areas, it even does not contact with the fibrous capsule. Thus, it appears that the synovial membrane should be considered as an independent organ and not as the lining of the joint capsule.

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Keywords

synovial membrane, joint capsule, anatomical terminology

About this article
Title

Synovial membrane asks for independence

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 4 (2014)

Pages

395-398

Published online

2014-11-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0060

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(4):395-398.

Keywords

synovial membrane
joint capsule
anatomical terminology

Authors

S. Moskalewski
A. Osiecka-Iwan
E. Jankowska-Steifer
A. Hyc

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