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Synovial chondromatosis of the hip: management with arthroscope-assisted synovectomy and removal of loose bodies: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12790227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon disorder, and involvement of the hip joint is rare. The clinical symptoms are usually non-specific, and a clinical diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis of the hip may be difficult and delayed, especially before the ossifying nodules become evident. Loose bodies in the joint can cause secondary degenerative osteoarthritis of the hip. Currently, the recommended management is surgical removal of the loose bodies and a synovectomy without dislocation of the hip joint. Herein we report on 2 cases of synovial chondromatosis of the hip, which were managed with an arthroscope-assisted synovectomy and removal of the loose bodies. We believe this is an easy and safe method for management of this disorder.
Chun-Yang Chen; Alvin Chao-yu Chen; Yu-Han Chang; Tsai-Sheng Fu; Mel S Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  2072-0939     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-06     Completed Date:  2003-06-19     Revised Date:  2008-12-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Chondromatosis, Synovial / pathology,  surgery*
Hip Joint / surgery*
Middle Aged
Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen / analysis
Synovial Membrane / surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen

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