Case Report
Volume 12 Issue 2 - 2021
Synovial Chondromatosis of Wrist: A Case Report
Enrico Carità*, Alberto Donadelli, Mara Laterza, Piergiuseppe Perazzini and Landino Cugola
Clinica San Francesco, Via Monte Ortigara 20, Verona, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Enrico Carità, Clinica San Francesco, Via Monte Ortigara 20, Verona, Italy.
Received: December 15, 2020; Published: January 28, 2021


Introduction: Synovial chondromatosis is a benign metaplasia of the synovial membrane resulting in proliferation of multiple intraarticular cartilaginous loose bodies. The disease can involve any joint and presentation in radio-ulnar distal joint is rare.

Case Presentation: A 16-year-old girl presented with a history of progressive pain in her right wrist in absence of trauma. Patient’s symptoms were insidious in onset and have gradually progressed in its severity. The patient first noticed swelling over the dorsal followed by volar and DRUJ swelling, which were accompanied by pain and progressive deformity and reduction in range of motion. A dorsal synovial cyst was first diagnosed with indication of surgical excision but after multiple presentation MRI and histological examination were carried out and diagnosis of chondromatosis was made. The patient underwent a surgical extended resection of the the calcified deposits. Presently, the patient is free of pain. She returned to her original sport activities soon after surgery and she was well satisfied with the clinical outcome.

Conclusion: Open excision of synovial chondromatosis of the wrist was an effective and safe therapeutic method. After the surgery, immediate pain relief and improvement of wrist function can be expected.

Keywords: Synovial Chondromatosis; Wrist Chondromatosis; Ganglion Cysts; Wrist Pain


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Citation: Enrico Carità., et al. “Synovial Chondromatosis of Wrist: A Case Report”.EC Orthopaedics 12.2 (2021): 15-20.

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