What You Should Know About Synovitis

What is Synovitis?

Synovitis, also known as synovial inflammation, is a condition that occurs when the Synovium in of a joint becomes swollen or inflamed. The synovium, which is sometimes referred to as the synovial stratum or stratum synoviale, is a connective tissue that lines the inside of the joint capsule.

A joint capsule is also known as an articulated capsule. It is a bubble-like structure that lines joints such as the elbow, knee, ankle, foot, hand, wrist, and elbow. It consists of a tough, outer layer known as the fibrous stratum and a soft inside layer (the synovium). Synovial fluid is found inside both inner and outer layers. Synovial fluid is a viscous fluid that lubricates the joint and reduces friction on the articulation cartilage during movement.

Toxic synovitis, a common type of synovitis, is a temporary condition that affects the hip joint in children and causes hip pain. It is also called transient synovitis. It commonly affects children between the ages of 3 and 8. Studies show that it is two to four times more common in boys than in girls. Toxic synovitis may be troubling for parents, and cause severe pain in affected children. However, studies show it usually clears up on its own after a week or two, and may cause no lasting damage.

In this article, we will be discussing everything you need to know about synovitis, including the causes, symptoms, treatments, diagnosis, and more.