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SYNOVIAL SHEATH

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SYNOVIAL SHEATH

1. Where tendons come into proximity of adjacent structures, pass through loops or pulleys they are provided with synovial sheaths.

2. The parietal layer of the synovial sheath is attached to surrounding structures and the visceral layer is attached to the tendon. They usually do not enclose the tendon cylindrically.

3. The two layers glide on each other, lubricated by synovial fluid secreted by the cells lining the sheath.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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