Synovial proliferative disorders: Differential diagnosis

Frank J. Frassica, Joseph J. Combs, Franklin H. Sim

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The proper treatment of synovial proliferative disorders depends on an accurate diagnosis and a knowledge of the natural history of these afflictions. A simple classification of the major synovial disorders with a brief general description of each, highlighting the prominent clinical features, is helpful. A thorough history and physical examination should enable the clinician to categorize the nature of the synovial disorder. Further evaluation and consultation can then be directed within the appropriate category. Radiologic, laboratory, and microscopic studies aid in arriving at a definitive diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been established, therapy or further evaluation can be instituted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Major synovial disorders
  • Synovial disorder classification
  • Synovial disorders
  • Synovial proliferation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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