CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2017; 07(03): 049-053
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708724
Case Report

Ankle Synovial Chondromatosis: case report of 2 cases with 139 and 12 lose bodies treated arthroscopically

M. Shantharam Shetty
1  Chairman, Tejasvini Hospital & SSIOT, Mangalore, Department of Orthopaedics, Tejasvini Hospital & SSIOT, Mangalore
M. Ajith Kumar
2  Head of Department, Department of Orthopaedics, Tejasvini Hospital & SSIOT, Mangalore
Yogesh K.
3  Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Tejasvini Hospital & SSIOT, Mangalore
Karan Doshi
4  Postgraduate resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Tejasvini Hospital & SSIOT, Mangalore
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Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon, benign neoplastic nodular cartilaginous lesion of the synovium that can lead to lose bodies and arthritic degeneration if left untreated. We report the case of 2 patients with primary Synovial chondromatosis of the ankle with 139 and 12 loose bodies, respectively, who were treated arthroscopically. Both patients had successful outcomes without recurrence or malignancy, after excision of the lesions. We have reported the highest number of loose bodies (i.e. 139) in the ankle extracted arthroscopically. To conclude, Synovial chondromatosis, although benign, needs detailed investigations to rule out secondary causes and timely intervention to prevent further consequences. Arthroscopic treatment provides easy access and allows early return to activities.

Level of clinical evidence: 4- Case Report.

Publication History

Received: 25 February 2017

Accepted: 16 August 2017

Publication Date:
22 April 2020 (online)

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