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a small rodent, various species of which are used in laboratory experiments.
1. a small loose body.
2. a computer pointing device.
joint mouse a movable fragment of synovial membrane, cartilage, or other body within a joint; usually associated with degenerative osteoarthritis and osteochondritis dissecans.
knockout mouse a mouse that has had a specific gene artificially deleted from its genome.
nude mouse a mouse homozygous for the nu gene; these mice are hairless, lack a thymus, and thus lack T lymphocytes.
peritoneal mouse a free body in the peritoneal cavity, probably a small detached mass or omentum, sometimes visible radiographically.
SCID mouse (severe combined immunodeficiency) a strain of mice lacking in T and B lymphocytes and immunoglobulins, either from inbreeding with an autosomal recessive trait or from genetic engineering, used as a model for studies of the immune system.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
DiffDx Joint mice are a relatively nonspecific finding; they may also be seen in synovial osteochondromatosis, chondrometaplasia, neuropathic arthropathy, osteoarthritis dissecans, pigmented villonodular synovitis, or gout
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
joint mouseOrthopedics A fanciful term for the free bodies in a synovial space, especially of the knee; JM are composed of fibrous tissue covered by cartilage and measure 0.5–1.5 cm in diameter, classically seen in degenerative joint disease DiffDx JMs are a relatively nonspecific finding; they may also be seen in synovial osteochondromatosis, chondrometaplasia, neuropathic arthropathy, osteoarthritis dissecans, pigmented villonodular synovitis, gout.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Patient discussion about joint mouse
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 joint mouse
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