Extra-osseous tenosynovial chondromatosis of the middle finger: a case report
Department of Orthopedics, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra, India.Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong) (Impact Factor: 0.7). 12/2012; 20(3):406-8.
Extra-osseous tenosynovial chondromatosis is rare and has a high rate of local recurrence. We report a 23-year-old man who presented with a 6-month history of pain and swelling of the right middle finger and painful limitation of the ring finger flexion secondary to this condition. Surgical exploration revealed multiple loose bodies of varying size arising from the flexor tendon sheath. Histopathological examination revealed mature chondroid tissue and focal calcification. After 2 years of follow-up, the patient had achieved an excellent functional recovery and showed no evidence of recurrence.
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