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joint capsule

joint capsule in Medicine

joint capsule n.
See articular capsule.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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  • The missile lies in the joint capsule between the head of the tibia, in front of the spine, and the patellar notch of the femur.

    Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford
  • There is noticeable distension of the joint capsule—a characteristic pendant pouching protrusion.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • Like the tibia the hock is exposed to frequent injuries and in some cases wounds perforate the joint capsule.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • Horses sometimes jump over wire fences and wounds are inflicted which constitute extensive laceration of the joint capsule.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • If the pus perforates the joint capsule, there are signs of abscess or of diffuse suppuration in the cellular tissue.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Perhaps the most heroic consists in opening the joint capsule with a bistoury or with the actual cautery.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • In runaways the joint capsule is sometimes punctured by sharp pieces of wood or other objects.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • The next step in the operation is closure of the synovial sac or joint capsule.

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