Why do joints swell?

Les Grujic*, Sydney Nade

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Orthopaedic surgeons see patients with effusions in joints very frequently. The reasons why effusions occur in joints, and sometimes remain in joints, requires an understanding of the physiology of production of synovial fluid, and the ways in which it enters and leaves joints. Most orthopaedic surgeons do not understand the basic physiology of this common clinical sign, and this article attempts to answer the question of "why do joints swell?".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopaedics and Trauma
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • joint physiology
  • joint swelling
  • synovial fluid

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