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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 120-122

Arthroscopic management of synovial chondromatosis of the hip


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ru-Yu Pan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, 325 Cheng-Kung Road, Section 2, Taipei 114, Taiwan
Republic of China
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DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.185216

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We present a female patient without any underlying disease. Progressive pain, and locking sensation of the right hip with limited range of motion were told and synovial chondromatosis (SC) of right hip was diagnosed. Radiographies revealed characteristic finding of SC including multiple calcified loose bodies within the right hip joint. Removal of cartilaginous fragments as well as nearly total synovectomy was performed arthroscopically on the right hip. Short-term postoperative follow-up of our patient revealed improved hip function and resolution of all symptoms.


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