Biopsy – synovial membrane
Definition of Synovial biopsy
A synovial biopsy is the removal of a piece of tissue lining a joint. The tissue is called the synovial membrane.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/28/2010