Other Names for this Disease
- Synovial osteochondromatosis
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 Some tumors may be no larger than a grain of rice. Synovial chondromatosis most commonly occurs in adults ages 20 to 50. Signs and symptoms may include pain, swelling, a decreased range of motion, and locking of the joint. The exact underlying cause of the condition is unknown. Treatment may involve surgery to remove the tumor. Recurrence of the condition is common.Synovial chondromatosis is a type of non-cancerous tumor that arises in the lining of a joint. The knee is most commonly affected, however it can affect any joint. The tumors begin as small nodules of cartilage. These nodules can separate and become loose within the joint.
Last updated: 6/24/2013
- Synovial chondromatosis. Children's Hospital Boston. http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1034/mainpageS1034P1.html. Accessed 5/18/2011.
- Joint tumors. Merck Manual. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/sec05/ch063/ch063c.html?qt=synovial%20chondromatosis&alt=sh. Accessed 5/18/2011.
- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has information on Synovial Chondromatosis. Click on the link above to view this information page.
- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers.
- The Children's Hospital Boston Web site has a information page on synovial chondromatosis. Click on Children's Hospital Boston to view the page.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Synovial Chondromatosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.