chapter  5
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Percutaneous Biopsy of the Synovial Membrane

ByJean-Denis Laredo, Bassam Hamzé, Pierre Champsaur

In selected cases, examination of the synovium may provide precise diagnostic clues or useful information about the nature of arthritis of unclear etiology. Biopsy of the synovium can be performed through open surgery or a percutaneous approach, or as part of an arthroscopy procedure during which the biopsy area can be visualized.