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Outcome in the arthroscopic treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the knee
Lucjan Samson, Stanisław Mazurkiewicz, Mariusz Treder, Piotr Wiśniewski
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2005; 7(4):391-396
ICID: 443330
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 6.66
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Background. Synovial osteochondromatosis is a disease in which loose cartilaginous bodies develop around large joints, usually the knee. It is caused by synovial metaplasia of unknown etiology. Symptoms are due either to mechanical problems caused by the loose bodies or to the degenerative arthritis that follows after several years. Surgical or arthroscopic removal of the loose bodies appears to be the only effective treatment. This article reports treatment outcome in synovial chondromatosis of the knee.
Material and methods. We treated 13 patients: 11 by arthroscopy and 2 by arthrotomy. The follow-up examination was performed at least two years after after surgery.
Results. There were 6 good and very good outcomes, while 2 patients required arthroscopic re-operation.
Conclusions. Arthroscopy seems to be the treatment of choice in synovial chondromatosis of the knee.

ICID 443330
PMID 17611458 - click here to show this article in PubMed
 
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