Chronic synovial thickening can also occur in the hips of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions that cause chronic synovial inflammation. In a "burned out" stage of any inflammatory disease, the synovium can become thick and redundant. This excess scar tissue can impinge at the articular-synovial junction in the hip joint, resulting in mechanical symptoms and severe groin pain with weightbearing and/or rotation. (Figure 14.8.) When clinically reproducible symptoms persist despite conservative measures, arthroscopic resection of the involved synovium may relieve the mechanical irritation as well as provide direct visualization of the joint surface.
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