Loose Bodies

What are Loose Bodies?

by Phong Tran

Loose bodies are pieces of cartilage or bone that are able to 'float' around the hip.

These loose bodies are cause damage and get locked or jammed inside the hip joint, leading to pain.

Loose bodies can coming from injuries, the breakage of bone spurs (called osteophytes) or from a condition called Synovial chondromatosis.

Synovial chondromatosis is a condition where the lining of the joint develops multiple loose bodies.

Loose bodies can be removed through hip arthroscopy.

15 June, 2013