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Arthroscopic Treatment of Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Elbow [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2015; 23(2): 67-71

Arthroscopic Treatment of Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Elbow

Seyit A. Gümüştaş1, Fatma G. Uğurlu2, İbrahim H. Erdoğdu3, Önder Ofluoğlu4
1Yavuz Selim Bone Diseases and Rehabilitation Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, İstanbul, Turkey.
2Department of Physical Therapy, School of Medicine Hospital, Yıldırım Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey.
3Department of Pathology, Adıyaman University Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey.
4Medical Park Göztepe Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, İstanbul, Turkey.

A 40-year-old man presented with complaints of pain that continued to increase over a year. There was swelling and limitation of motion in his right elbow. There was an increase in the diameter of the right elbow, painful joint movements, and 30-degree extension loss in the physical examination of the patient. Direct radiography and computed tomography
scans of the right elbow showed calcified joint mouses three in front and one at the back of the elbow. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed the increment of fluid and free hypodense objects in front of the elbow. Following an initial diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis, arthroscopic surgery was performed. Three dirty white colored free bodies were removed with partial synovectomy by reaching front and back of the elbow from standard inputs. The diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis was confirmed with pathological examination. The patient’s pain recovered in the first postoperative
week, and the full range of motion reached in the third week. At the end of the 1-year follow-up, the patient’s complaints completely disappeared, and there was no evidence of recurrence.

Keywords: Elbow joint, synovial chondromatosis, arthroscopy

Seyit A. Gümüştaş, Fatma G. Uğurlu, İbrahim H. Erdoğdu, Önder Ofluoğlu. Arthroscopic Treatment of Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Elbow. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2015; 23(2): 67-71

Corresponding Author: Seyit A. Gümüştaş, Türkiye

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