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Brodie's knee

Alternative eponyms

  • Brodie's disease II

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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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