(1) By comparing scrapings from the synovial membrane with routinely stained sediment from joint effusions, we are able to identify the synovial cells.
(2) A relative increase of synovial cells appears to signify proliferative and villous changes of the synovial membranes.
(3) This finding is, therefore, of practical value in all cases where the condition of the synovial membrane has to be determined to decide our therapeutic and operative procedure. The information derived from the differential count of the synovial cells can be used to advantage in selecting cases which may be benefited by synovectomy.
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