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Synovial fluid hydraulics

J. Rodney Levick
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 3 Number 5: Page 52 (October 1996)

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Abstract: William Hunter, who discovered the articular circulation, neatly pointed out in 1743 that its design is "calculated for obviating great Inconveniences," meanin avoidance of mechanical inflammation. The barrier between blood and joint cavity is a set of fibrous mays, each of differing biochemical composition, porosity, thickness, and area. They are the endothelial glycocalyx, the basement membrane, and the synovial interstitium, with or without a fourth matrix, a hyaluronan filtercake, according to conditions. Research into interstitial and capillary permeability is shifting from the idea of continuous-walled pores of regular geometry toward more realistic models based on irregular channels through these irregular fibrous matrices.

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