Primary Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Shoulder in Pediatric Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Document Type : CASE REPORT


Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


We report a primary synovial osteochondromatosis in a 6-year-old male with a 1-year history of shoulder pain and
stiffness. The patient underwent surgical treatment, resulting in significant improvement in range of motion and
functional status. Primary synovial osteochondromatosis of the shoulder is a rare benign condition that can result in
shoulder pain, stiffness, and locking. MRI helps identify these lesions within the affected joint. Removal of loose bodies
often alleviates symptoms and allows for improved range of motion with satisfactory results.
Level of evidence: IV


Main Subjects

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Volume 10, Issue 12
December 2022
Pages 1060-1064
  • Receive Date: 30 June 2022
  • Revise Date: 21 September 2022
  • Accept Date: 22 September 2022
  • First Publish Date: 14 November 2022