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Synovial Osteochondromatosis Symptoms

Synovial OsteochondromatosisSynovial osteochondromatosis is a very rare type of joint disease that is characterized by the normal lining of the joint changing its structure to form cartilage and bone tissues. In most cases only one joint of the knees, elbows or hips suffer from synovial osteochondromatosis and is recognized by severe pain and joint losing its function over time.

The most common presenting symptoms of synovial osteochondromatosis are severe joint pain, swelling, joint immobility and locking. All these symptoms are caused by the presence of extra calcified particles that break off and get embedded in the healthy joint tissues. The levels of nodule calcification differ and may present to form just a few nodules or considerable joint destruction.