joint effusion


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joint ef·fu·sion

increased fluid in synovial cavity of a joint.

joint ef·fu·sion

(joynt ĕ-fyu'zhŭn)
Increased fluid in synovial cavity of a joint.

joint effusion

Increased fluid within a joint cavity. There may be increased production of synovial fluid following trauma, with some arthritic disease processes, or blood accumulating in the joint following trauma or surgery or due to hemophilia. Excessive amounts of synovial fluid, pus, or blood accumulate in many arthritic diseases (such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis), after trauma, in joint infections, following joint surgery, or in hemophilia.
See also: effusion

joint ef·fu·sion

(joynt ĕ-fyu'zhŭn)
Increased fluid in synovial cavity of a joint.
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Possible conjectures for the aggravation of clinical symptoms in the pericollapse stage include deteriorative structural instability of the femoral head, enhanced secretion of inflammatory mediators, elevated intramedullary pressure, and increase in hyperstatic pressure caused by joint effusion, etc.[18],[19],[20],[22],[33],[35] There are, of course, exceptions.
Mild villous frond-like fatty subsynovial hyperplasia is present in the suprapatellar bursa associated with synovial proliferation, which is enhanced after iv administration of gadolinium, and joint effusion (arrows).
Joint effusion and synovial thickening was observed in two cases (67%).
MR imaging obtained four months postdiagnosis demonstrated complete resolution of the findings of bone marrow edema and joint effusion. There was no evidence of contralateral hip involvement or complications such as fracture (Figure 2B).
However, most symptomatic patients evaluated showed neither bone alterations nor signal intensity consistent with joint effusion.
The diagnosis of disseminated gonococcal infection is usually made by clinical examination and culture of specimens from the genital tract, blood, or joint effusion.
Specifically, they could not make clear-cut distinctions between signals of slow motion sodium ions in the cartilage from those of free sodium ions in synovial fluid and joint effusion in the knee joint.
On exam, she has no evidence of joint effusion but has tenderness along the patellar facets, a positive patellar apprehension test, and pain on squatting.
The presence of a knee joint effusion probably relates to stress or injury.
The presence of other findings on ultrasound were recorded in the symptomatic and asymptomatic shoulders, the appearance of the biceps tendon, SASD bursa, the presence of a glenohumeral joint effusion, signs of impingement according to Neer's classification and size of the tears.
An earlier MRI study revealed changes in the joint cartilage and signs of joint effusion - fluid in the joint after only 30 minutes of jogging by recreational runners, according to Shellock.
X-ray of the left knee showed a joint effusion. MRI of his left knee also demonstrated a joint effusion with a popliteal cyst and synovial thickening (Figure 1).

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