- Surrounding a joint.
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Examples from the Web for periarticular
He considers ringbone as articular, periarticular, rachitic and traumatic.
The periarticular tissues usually are more involved than in subacute or even chronic primary articular rheumatism.
In most instances, however, where swelling of the joints is diagnosed, the lesion is periarticular.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Exostoses, articular and periarticular, occur and the carpus usually becomes a large immobile articulation.