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  • Knee joint instability leads to destructive alterations in the synovial membranes and cartilage - The synovial fluid is a thick gel-like liquid that helps cushion the knee and acts to absorb the daily impact of walking and running and stair climbing our knees are subjected to. The synovial membrane lines the joint capsule and helps maintain synovial fluid in joints. Inflammation of the synovial membrane, synovitis, is found in both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis patients. Doctors use synovial fluid as a means to understand inflammation in the knee. Doctors at the University of Calgary, publishing in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, suggest that  knee joint instability leads to destructive alterations in  the synovial membranes and cartilage. Their ...

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