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Synovial chondromatosis of the elbow causing a mechanical block to range of motion: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21734934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a unique case of elbow synovial chondromatosis with sudden onset of severe loss of elbow extension and flexion range of motion caused by mechanical block from deposition of chondral fragments in the olecranon and coronoid fossae, respectively. We performed successful arthroscopic surgical treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the elbow. Arthroscopy examination revealed an acutely evolving synovial chondromatosis. Three-year follow-up indicated that arthroscopic removal of loose bodies and partial synovectomy can yield lasting improvement in motion without disease recurrence.
Michael J Griesser; Joshua D Harris; Rickland L Likes; Grant L Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
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