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Arthroscopic treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the ankle.

Abstract
We report a case of synovial chondromatosis of the ankle joint, which has been successfully treated with arthroscopic removal of loose bodies and synovectomy, with the patient immediately returning to school and activities of daily living. Recovery after arthroscopic debridement and loose body removal is much shorter in comparison with arthrotomy, and there is no need of immobilization postoperatively.
AuthorsMahmut Nedim Doral, Akin Uzumcugil, Murat Bozkurt, Ozgur Ahmet Atay, Akin Cil, Gursel Leblebicioglu, Onur Tetik
JournalThe Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (J Foot Ankle Surg) 2007 May-Jun Vol. 46 Issue 3 Pg. 192-5 ISSN: 1067-2516 [Print] United States
PMID17466247 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Adult
  • Ankle Joint (surgery)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Chondromatosis, Synovial (complications, surgery)
  • Humans
  • Joint Loose Bodies (etiology, surgery)
  • Male
  • Synovial Membrane (surgery)

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