articular ecchondrosis

Synovial chondromatosis (osteochondromatosis or synovial chondrometaplasia) also known as Reichel syndrome, is a disorder characterized by loose cartilaginous bodies which may, or may not be calcified or ossified.

It is classified under two main types:

  • primary synovial chondromatosis: predominantly monoarticular disorder of unknown etiology
  • secondary synovial chondromatosis: resulting in intra-articular loose bodies from causes such as trauma, osteoarthrosis and neuropathic arthropathy