The synovial membrane of a synovial joint produces and maintains proper levels of synovial fluid. As explained by Johns Hopkins, the synovial membrane is tissue that lines the joint and seals it into a joint capsule. Syn... More »

The function of synovial fluid is to lubricate the joints and to act as a medium for nutrients to maintain the cartilage. The cells that maintain the cartilage have no blood, nerves or lymphatic ducts connected to them, ... More »

Synovial joints are joints with bone ends that are enclosed in a capsule containing synovial fluid, according to the TRB Chemedica. The ends of the bones are composed of a smooth layer of a tough, rubbery substance calle... More »

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