Skip to Content

articular cavity


Definition: a joint cavity, the potential space bounded by the synovial membrane and articular cartilages of all synovial joints. Normally, the articular cavity contains only sufficient synovial fluid to lubricate the internal surfaces.

Synonym(s): cavitas articularisTA, cavum articulare

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.