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Reichel's syndrome

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Multiple, hyaline bodies not associated with trauma seen in chondromatosis. They contain either cartilage or bone or both and are attached to the synovial membrane by pedicles. Later they become detached and wander about in the joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths.


  • P. F. Reichel:
    Chondromatose der Kniegelenkskapsel.
    Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1900, 61:717-724.
  • M. S. Henderson:
    Loose bodies.
    American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 1916, 14: 265.
    American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 1918, 16: 498.
  • H. T. Jones:
    Loose bodies formation in synovial osteochondromatosis, with special reference to the etiology and pathology.
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Boston, 1924, 6: 407-458.
  • S. Wagner, J. Bennek, G. Gräfe, F. Schmidt, J. Thiele, C. Wittekind, T. Meier:
    Chondromatosis of the ankle joint (Reichel syndrome).
    Pediatric Surgery International, Berlin, 1999, 15 (5-6): 437-439.

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