Nicholas B. Bruggeman, J. Sperling, T. Shives
May 1, 2005
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
Synovial chondromatosis of the shoulder has been treated in the past with an open arthrotomy, removal of loose bodies, and synovectomy. Several authors have described arthroscopy as a means of treating this rare disorder because of the excellent visualization of the glenohumeral joint, decreased morbidity, and early rehabilitation potential. This article offers a technique in which a large-bore cannula and high pressure and flow are used to facilitate the removal of loose bodies from the joint.