During the second flexion phase, the extent of posterior movement of the lateral condyle was significantly reduced after ACL deficiency, which might increase the risk of secondary chondral
lesions in the lateral compartment.
grafting is a very safe and popular surgery.
MRI investigation is sometimes needed for correlation and to assess the site and severity of the tear as well as the assessment of concomitant chondral
injury, which may alter the treatment of the meniscal tear.
At surgery, the researchers collected data on knee pathology and documented chondral
defects in all compartments of the knee.
In current clinical practice, microfracture surgery, which works by creating tiny fractures in the underlying bone, is widely recommended as a primary treatment for chondral
injury to the femur, although outcome measures have been reported to plateau between 12 to 24 months.
to develop other chondral
grafts for cartilage repair.
Fernando de Miguel Pedrero (Senior Researcher, Unidad de Terapia Celular Hospital Universitario La Paz Madrid - Spain) presented a clinical trial concerned with stem cell therapy of chondral
Cartilage disease can be separated into 3 broad categories: acute chondral
or osteochondral injury, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory arthritis.
Type Pathology Mechanism Symptoms Associated of injury pathology i Complete Major Gross Fractures, rupture trauma instability; labral tears, inability to chondral
damage bear weight are common ii Partial Minor Occult Occasional rupture trauma instability; labral/chondral
pain on damage; reactive strenuous synovitis activity iii Degenerate Chronic Pain after Commonly rupture attrition prolonged osteoarthritis (complete walking or partial) (from Bardakos NV, Villar RN.
Prospective analysis of radiofrequency versus mechanical debridement of isolated patellar chondral
Expressed another way, the chondral
elements accounted for 13.
Our study measured the independent risk factors for and relative risk of meniscal and chondral
injuries in pediatric ACL patients," he added.