Intra-articular loose bodies (osteoarthritis)

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan


Severe bilateral shoulder pain with motion. Decreased range of motion. Joint "locking".

Patient Data

Age: 57Y
Gender: Male

Severe osteoarthritis/osteoarthrosis (post avascular necrosis) with multiple intra-articular loose bodies of various sizes.

Case Discussion

Severe osteoarthritis/osteoarthrosis can lead to the development of intra-articular loose bodies. This case is more than typical for normal degenerative osteoarthrosis and is due to the weakness and fragmentation of subchondral bone in avascular necrosis.

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Case information

rID: 37893
Published: 25th Jun 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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