Synovial chondromatosis and pigmented villonodular synovitis of the elbow

Tendai Mwaturura, Gregory Bain

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Chapter25
Pages201-205
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Synovial chondromatosis
  • Elbow
  • Arthroscopy
  • Open
  • Synovectomy
  • Loose body
  • PVNS

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    Mwaturura, T., & Bain, G. (2020). Synovial chondromatosis and pigmented villonodular synovitis of the elbow. In G. Bain, D. Eygendaal, & R. P. van Riet (Eds.), Surgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow (pp. 201-205). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-58931-1_25