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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 589631, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/589631
Case Report

Management of Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Distal Radioulnar Joint with Imaging Features Consistent with Malignancy

1Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3A 1R9
2Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2A5

Received 24 June 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013

Academic Editors: Q. Bismil and M. H. Zheng

Copyright © 2013 Colin W. McInnes and Thomas J. Goetz. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Synovial osteochondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint is a rare entity with only 14 cases reported in the literature. Malignant transformation of synovial osteochondromatosis is the most worrisome complication of the disease. It has been described in joints such as the hip and knee but never for the distal radioulnar joint. We report a case of synovial osteochondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint which presented with radiographic features which were worrisome for malignant transformation and required a comprehensive preoperative workup. Discussed are the preoperative management, surgical treatment, and a literature review of this rare disease.