Synovial chondromatosis of the elbow: A case report and review of literature
Author(s): Dr. Dhirendra Kumar Dhiraj, Dr. Satish Kumar, Dr. Ravindra Singh and Dr. Shivendra Singh
Abstract: Synovial chondromatosis is not a very common disorder globally. We came across a case of chondromatosis of elbow which is even lesser involved joint as compared to other joints. Usual presentation is mechanical symptoms like locking or restriction of movement, pain and occasionally nerve compression or bursitis. It was treated by excision of the lesion along with synovium. Histopathology confirmed secondary chondromatosis. Although both surgical and non surgical treatments are described but large numbers of the patients are needed to know the indication and outcome of both the modalities. A long term follow-up is required to know the incidence of complications like secondary osteo-arthritis.
Dr. Dhirendra Kumar Dhiraj, Dr. Satish Kumar, Dr. Ravindra Singh, Dr. Shivendra Singh. Synovial chondromatosis of the elbow: A case report and review of literature. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):862-863. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1m.123