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Loose Body Formation Associated with Degenerative Joint Disease and as a Primary Disorder

Loose Body Formation Associated with Degenerative Joint Disease and as a Primary Disorder

Calcification/ossification of cartilaginous bodies within a synovial joint is not a rare phenomenon. This may occur secondarily as a result of degenerative joint disease or as a primary entity. Technically this is referred to as “synoviochondrometaplasia.” As the name implies, this represents a metaplastic process involving the synovium of the joint, in which cartilaginous loose bodies form within the joint.

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Maigne Syndrome: Sciatica of the Thoraco-Lumbar Junction

Maigne Syndrome: Sciatica of the Thoraco-Lumbar Junction

Lateral hip, lumbosacral, and groin pain are often due to lumbar spine or hip joint dysfunction. However, the next time you see these symptoms, be sure to assess the thoracolumbar junction (TLJ). TLJ dysfunction, often described as Maigne Syndrome, may result in nerve irritation with referral to the lumbopelvic region. Proper assessment and treatment result in highly satisfied patients. In the next ten minutes, you will learn five tips about why Maigne syndrome should be on your shortlist of differential diagnoses.

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