joint capsule


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joint capsule

[′jȯint ‚kap·səl]
(anatomy)
A sheet of fibrous connective tissue enclosing a synovial joint.
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According to the theory, fluid from the synovial joints--in our case the superior tibiofibular joint--dissects intraepineurally from the joint via articular branches perforating the joint capsule along a path of least resistance.
The joint capsule was opened, and 2 mosquito hemostats were introduced into the joint to lever the craniolaterally displaced tibiotarsus caudally.
In the healthy hip joint ligaments, joint capsule and muscles around the joint (and one ligament inside the joint) provide continuous close contact between the femoral head and joint socket.
Analysis of the MR images was performed by measuring quantitatively the coracohumeral ligament (CHL) and joint capsule thickness at the rotator cuff interval.
Associations have also been observed with the joint capsule, lateral meniscus, posterior cruciate ligament, ligaments of Wrisberg and Humphrey, oblique popliteal ligament, the arcuate ligament complex, and to the head of the fibula (Figure 1) (Jones et al 1995, Kimura et al 1992, Last 1948, Last 1950, Terry and LaPrade 1996, Tria et al 1989, Ullrich et al 2002, Wadia et al 2003, Watanabe et al 2003).
joint capsule, tendons, ligaments) are predominately non-elastic connective structures and are not subject to substantial changes as a result of stretching.
A literature review failed to reveal any reported cases of pseudoadhesive capsulitis of the hips, a term indicating a decreased range of motion and pain at the extremes of motion despite relatively normal joints and a normal joint capsule, as in the patient described here.
The procedure is an adaptation of techniques already used for treatment of snoring, esophageal reflux, and joint capsule laxity.
Once contraction of other elements of the joint capsule restricts the movement of the foreign material, the fibroblast may not be able to detect a space that would need closing and would then remodel the tissue so that the synoviocytes are oriented parallel or randomly to the surface and would lose the unique features that would identify this membrane, as a synovial-like membrane.
Hip dysplasia is where the joint is loose fitting and the head of the thigh bone rubs against the pelvis, causing the joint capsule lining to become inflamed and painful.
Adam said: "He has punctured a joint capsule in one of his legs and will be out for at least three months.
For example, the front of the joint capsule is anchored by three glenohumeral ligaments.

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