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Arthroscopic technique for treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the glenohumeral joint.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
5
Pages
633–633
Identifiers
PMID: 15891738
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Synovial chondromatosis of the shoulder has been treated in the past with an open arthrotomy, removal of loose bodies, and synovectomy. Several authors have described arthroscopy as a means of treating this rare disorder because of the excellent visualization of the glenohumeral joint, decreased morbidity, and early rehabilitation potential. This article offers a technique in which a large-bore cannula and high pressure and flow are used to facilitate the removal of loose bodies from the joint.

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