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Synovial Chondromatosis of the First Metatarsal (A Case Report)
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2008;12:111-115
Published online December 1, 2008
© 2008 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Kim, Hyong-Nyun;Kim, Soo-Bum;Park, Yong-Wook

Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon disorder characterized by cartilaginous proliferation in the synovium. The cartilaginous nodules occur in the synovial membrane of a joint, bursa, or tendon sheath. It frequents large joints including knee, hip, and elbow. Synovial chondromatosis originating from the first metatarsal is extremely rare. We report a case of 37-year-old man with synovial chondromatosis of the first metatarsal.
Keywords : First metatarsal; Synovial chondromatosis

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