The Normal Synovium
Malcolm D Smith*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
Issue: Suppl 1
First Page: 100
Last Page: 106
Publisher Id: TORJ-5-100
Article History:Received Date: 27/3/2011
Revision Received Date: 7/10/2011
Acceptance Date: 11/10/2011
Electronic publication date: 30/12/2011
Collection year: 2011
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This paper describes the structure and function of the normal synovium including the cellular content, nerve and vascular supply and how normal synovium maintains homeostasis within the joint. It is important to understand normal synovium before appreciating the changes that occur in the synovial membrane which leads to the pathology seen in inflammatory arthritides such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.