Synovial chondromatosis and pigmented villonodular synovitis of the elbow are both rare conditions. While the aetiology of both is unclear, there is evidence supporting genetic factors in some cases of synovial chondromatosis. Both conditions cause swelling, pain, and decreased range of motion, with synovial chondromatosis also resulting in catching and locking. Recurrence has been observed after inadequate treatment of both conditions, as has been progression of benign synovial chondromatosis to malignant chondrosarcoma. Arthroscopic treatment of both conditions has advantages in decreasing the insult to the surrounding soft tissue and improving access to the gutters. Tips on how to perform the surgery are outlined in this chapter.
|Title of host publication||Surgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow|
|Editors||Gregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Synovial chondromatosis
- Loose body