A particular form of chronic inflammation, or chronic synovitis of the knee joint.
This term originally referred to a condition of stiff knees frequently observed in hysterical patients. The term now denotes a particular form of chronic inflammation, or chronic hypertrophic synovitis of the knee joint.
- B. C. Brodie:
Pathological researches respecting the diseases of the joints.
Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1813, 4: 207-277.
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