Testing & Diagnosis for Synovial chondromatosis in Children

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Tests

The first step in treating your child is forming an accurate and complete diagnosis.

How does my child’s doctor know that it’s synovial chondromatosis?
Your child’s physician may conduct one or more tests to determine whether your child has synovial chondromatosis. These may include a:

  • physical exam, including checking the function of the joint or limb
  • x-rays to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce detailed images of the joint
  • computerized tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan) to capture a detailed view of the joint, in some cases

After we complete all necessary tests, our experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned about your child's condition. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options.

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