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Recurrent synovial chondromatosis of the knee after radical synovectomy and arthrodesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16645119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of highly refractory synovial chondromatosis, which recurred despite four arthroscopic synovectomies, a chemical synovectomy, two open synovectomies and an arthrodesis. A review of the literature revealed one similar case. Both presented with marked joint stiffness suggesting a poor prognosis. Although arthrodesis may relieve short-term symptoms it does not prevent further recurrence of disease.
J S Church; W H Breidahl; G C Janes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-28     Completed Date:  2006-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  673-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, 31 Outram Street, West Perth 6005, Western Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Chondromatosis, Synovial / pathology,  surgery*
Knee Joint / pathology,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Synovial Membrane / surgery*

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