Intraligamentous synovial chondromatosis of the anterior cruciate ligament

  • Aria Ashir
  • Wei-Xian Li
  • Hoda Shirazian
  • Douglas G. Chang
  • Eric Y. ChangEmail author
Case Report


Synovial chondromatosis is a rare disease that causes disability and dysfunction of the involved synovial joint. We describe the second case in the literature of intraligamentous synovial chondromatosis involving the anterior cruciate ligament, confirmed by pathology after arthroscopic removal of the chondral bodies. We also describe associated magnetic resonance imaging findings which may be helpful for diagnosis of this very rare entity.


Synovial chondromatosis Anterior cruciate ligament MRI 


Funding information

The authors acknowledge support from the VA (I01CX001388 and I01RX002604) and NIH (R01AR075825 and R21AR073496)

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Research ServiceVeterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare SystemSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Drexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.School of MedicineLoma Linda UniversityLoma LindaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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