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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and keywords: Synovial inflammation


Synovitis is the medical term for inflammation of a synovial membrane, which line those joints which possess cavities, namely synovial joints. The condition is usually painful, particularly when the joint is moved. The joint usually swells due to fluid collection.

Synovitis is present in several forms of arthritis as well as lupus, gout, and other conditions. The long term presence of synovitis can result in degeneration of the joint.


Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical / poisoning No underlying causes

SAPHO syndrome

Drug Side Effect No underlying causes
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Chondrocalcinosis
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic No underlying causes
Genetic Jacobs arthropathy-camptodactyly syndrome an autosomal recessive disorder
Hematologic Hemophilia type A
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease No underlying causes
Musculoskeletal / Ortho Polymyalgia rheumatica
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional / Metabolic No underlying causes
Oncologic Pigmented villonodular synovitis
Opthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose / Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal / Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheum / Immune / Allergy Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, SAPHO syndrome, Systemic sclerosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Trauma No underlying causes
Miscellaneous Pigmented villonodular synovitis,

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Symptoms of synovitis can be treated by a doctor with anti-inflammatory drugs such as NSAIDs. Specific treatment depends on the determining cause of the synovitis.

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