Synovial chondromatosis

Synovial chondromatosis, also known as Reichel syndrome, is a disorder characterized by loose cartilaginous bodies which may, or may not be calcified or ossified.

It is classified under two main types:

  1. primary synovial chondromatosis: predominantly monoarticular disorder of unknown etiology
  2. secondary synovial chondromatosis: resulting in intra-articular loose bodies from causes such as trauma, osteoarthrosis and neuropathic arthropathy
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis
  • Reichel syndrome
  • Reichel's syndrome

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