Synovial chondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint: a case report.

@article{Rogachefsky1997SynovialCO,
  title={Synovial chondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint: a case report.},
  author={Richard A Rogachefsky and Michael B. Zlatkin and Thomas L. Greene},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={1093-7}
}
The most definitive method for confirming the diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis is the identification of cartilaginous metaplasia within the synovium on histologic examination. In advanced stages of the disease, plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans demonstrate calcified and cartilaginous bodies, respectively, but in earlier stages, plain radiographic findings may be normal and MRI scans may reveal only nonspecific increased fluid. Although rare in the wrist, synovial… CONTINUE READING