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Synovial chondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint

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Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 3, p.23 (123Doc Education, London, March 2012)


Synovial chondromatosis is a rare condition, which results in the formation of loose bodies within joints, with associated pain and limitation in the range of movement and function. The disorder has been most commonly observed in the knee, the hip and the elbow. A case of the condition affecting the wrist is presented here, together with a brief discussion of the management of the condition.

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