Synovial chondromas histologically consist of mature chondrocytes surrounded by metaplastic synovial lining cells and synovium. Chondromas from a patient who had synovial chondromatosis were isolated and collagen type determined by SDS gel electrophoresis and differential salt precipitation, and cyanogen bromide peptide analysis. Chondromas contained 90% Type II collagen. This collagen profile supports chondroma matrix production by chondrocytes originating from biochemically as well as histologically metaplastic subsynovial cells, or by chondrocytes derived from articular hyaline cartilage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine