"Joint Loose Bodies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Fibrous, bony, cartilaginous and osteocartilaginous fragments in a synovial joint. Major causes are osteochondritis dissecans, synovial chondromatosis, osteophytes, fractured articular surfaces and damaged menisci.
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Benign synovial disorders. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2008 May; 16(5):268-75.