loose bodies

loose bod·ies

(lūs bod'ēz)
Fragments of cartilage or bone within a joint cavity. They usually result from previous trauma and are not always symptomatic.

loose bodies

Small pieces of bone or of the CARTILAGE bearing surface of joints that have become detached and may interfere with the smooth functioning of the joint. They are a feature of OSTEOARTHRITIS.
References in classic literature ?
Behind their backs small clusters and loose bodies tumbled from side to side.
Slightly larger pea-sized loose bodies were noted, mainly in the suprapatellar pouch.
Hip arthroscopy is an evolving procedure to access the hip joint for diagnosing and treating disorders of the hip since it was first described by Burman in 1931.1 Common indications are femoro-acetabular impingements, labral tears, synovitis, cartilage lesions, mild joint dysplasia, septic arthritis and intra-articular loose bodies.2 Furthermore, in many disorders of the hip, arthroscopy has been replacing traditional open approaches which typically require a wide dissection and thus causing considerable morbidity and prolonged recovery time.
Adhesion, intestinal obstruction, invagination, intraperitoneal loose bodies, peritonitis, or abscess formation are awaited as complications.
Nowitzki, 39, underwent a minor procedure to clear loose bodies from the joint on Thursday.
In cows, peritoneal loose bodies, which are analogous to MEAT in humans, are not uncommon (5, 10).
In knee joint, there may be limited range of movement, swelling, crepitus and occasionally loose bodies can be felt.
Altiok, "Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the knee: An unusual presentation with intra-articular loose bodies and literature review," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics PartB, vol.
They are commonly described as being small, pea sized and loose bodies, owing to their mobile nature, unlike in our patient.
Radiographies revealed characteristic finding of SC including multiple calcified loose bodies within the right hip joint.
Kusumi and coworkers concluded that the primary pathologic change in OCD lesions is damaged articular cartilage induced by repeated stress followed by a degenerative and reparative process of articular cartilage and subchondral fracturing resulting in separation of loose bodies. (12)