Farooq Azam Khan, Abbas Khan Bajwa, Syed Saqib Raza.
A rare case of disseminated synovial chondromatosis of knee joint.
J Sharif Med Dent Coll Jan ;1(1):42-3.
Synovial chondromatosis is a benign tumor of synovium. However, it can be very destructive and can lead to osteoarthritis and pain. We report the first known case of an extensive presentation of this pathology of the knee joint. A 35-years-old male presented with left knee pain, swelling and stiffness caused by diffuse intra-articular and extra-articular synovial chondromatosis. After careful preoperative imaging and planning, he was followed by an open procedure of synovectomy in order to completely eradicate the disease. He regained full range of movement afterwards and reported improvement of his symptoms. Although synovial chondromatosis is described as a benign disease, it can be very destructive sometimes. It needs synovectomy to eradicate the disease completely. Key words: Synovial chondromatosis. Benign tumor Synovectomy.
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