Bilateral Synovial Knee Chondromatosis in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case-report and Literature Review

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Tehran university,Shariati hospital

2 Tehran university of medical sciences

3 Yazd university of medical sciences


We presented a female patient with RA complaining of progressive pain, swelling, and crepitation of the knee joints that was diagnosed with bilateral synovial chondromatosis (SC) of both knees. Radiographies revealed characteristic findings of SC including multiple calcified multifaceted loose bodies within both knees. Removal of cartilaginous segments as well as total synovectomy was performed arthroscopically on the left side and via open surgery on the right side. Short-term postoperative follow-up of our patient revealed improved knee function and resolution of all symptoms.


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