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Intraligamentous Synovial Chondromatosis of the Anterior Cruciate LigamentA Case Report
Kensuke Mio, MD, PhD1; Kohei Tamura, MD1; Koichi Nemoto, MD, PhD1
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Defense Medical College, 3-2 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-8513, Japan. E-mail address for K. Mio: mio@ndmc.ac.jp
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan



Disclosure: None of the authors received payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his or her institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. None of the authors, or their institution(s), have had any financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with any entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. Also, no author has had any other relationships, or has engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2014 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2014 Jan 08;4(1):1-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00093
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Synovial chondromatosis of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is rare, with only a few cases having been reported1-3. In those reports, chondral bodies were situated around the cruciate ligaments. We present a case of synovial chondromatosis in the intraligamentous area of the ACL. To our knowledge, the case described here is the first reported case of intraligamentous synovial chondromatosis of the ACL.
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