a hard mass (concretion) within a joint.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A loose body in a joint.
[arthro- + G. lithos, stone]
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arthrolithA circumscribed calculus with a joint.
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Patient discussion about arthrolith
Q. What is the treatment for "hip joint mice"? Thanks!
A. if you are young- it goes away by itself after 6-8 painful weeks...if you are older you might need a surgery to remove the particles. it the hip bone it can be complicated, so it's really up to your Dr. to decide what to do here.More discussions about arthrolith
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