articular cavity


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ar·tic·u·lar cav·i·ty

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a joint cavity, the potential space bounded by the synovial membrane and articular cartilages of all synovial joints. Normally, the articular cavity contains only sufficient synovial fluid to lubricate the internal surfaces.

articular cavity

The synovial cavity of a joint.
See also: cavity
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Therefore, the aim of our work was to evaluate the morphologic aspects (frequency, form, length, number of muscular bundles) and the relations of articular muscle of the knee with the articular cavity of the knee (distance between the distal insertion of the muscle and the superior edge of the trochlea), as well as the disposal of muscle fibers to the level of femur (proximal and distal fixation and direction and position of muscular bundles) besides comparing the muscular mass of the articular muscle of the knee with the test of the muscular mass of the inferior member, in order to clarify the anatomic behavior of this muscle.
sup][34] injected MSCs encapsulated in self-assembled peptide hydrogels into the rat articular cavity in an OA model and reported evidence of chondroprotection, as well as of decreased expression of biochemical markers of inflammation and apoptosis.
They appear as small, yellowish, encapsulated, solitary polyp-like masses, which are usually oval in shape, and extend from the synovial membrane to the articular cavity.