Definition of periarticular in English:

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periarticular

Pronunciation: /ˌperēärˈtikyələr/

adjective

Medicine
Situated or occurring around a joint of the body.
Example sentences
  • Investigations for inflammatory disease were negative and a plain x-ray showed only periarticular osteopenia and a joint effusion (left).
  • When a patient complains of joint pain, the first step is to determine whether the source of the pain is the joint or a periarticular soft tissue structure such as a bursa or tendon.
  • The position and orientation of the joint, and the presence of degenerative changes and periarticular ossifications were reviewed.

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Syllabification: per·i·ar·tic·u·lar

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