Sunday 12 May 2013
Under typical conditions, the normal synovial lining may not be visible or is barely visible. When synovial hypertrophy is present, it covers the joint, often altering the normal contour of the joint capsule.
Normally, the joint capsule follows joint anatomy, but it may bulge outward when there is synovial hypertrophy, and it may even change from a concave to a convex shape.
The synovial thickness has a huge span, ranging from very minimal hypertrophy to severe hypertrophy with villi, debris, and fluid.