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THERAPY & REHABILITATION
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INTRAARTICULAR FREE BODIES
Therapy & Investigation

 

 

Injuries of the joint surface, free floating bodies

 

Disease:Cartilaginous and fibrous free bodies are often present in the knee joint. They are of various origins: they may originate from the cartilage of the joint surface or from the menisci; furthermore they may arise as a consequence of the cartilage-producing disease of the synovium.

 

Symptom: They may migrate within the joint and get pinched between the bones, which may result in lightening-like pain and joint lock.

 

Treatment: The cartilage fragments can be surgically removed by arthroscopy (with the use of a fiberscope). If the weight-bearing cartilage surface is damaged, mosaic arthroplasty can be performed, which consists of the transplantation of intact cartilaginous islands from surfaces not involved in weight-bearing to the diseased/injured areas.