What is chondral loss in the shoulder?

What is chondral loss in the shoulder?

What is chondral loss in the shoulder?

Diagnosis. Chondral defects of the glenohumeral joint are often asymptomatic and well tolerated. In some patients, these lesions may cause unremitting, activity-related shoulder pain for years after minor shoulder trauma. [20,21] This pain may result in substantially reduced active range of motion.

What is a chondral thinning?

A chondral defect refers to a focal area of damage to the articular cartilage (the cartilage that lines the end of the bones). An osteochondral defect refers to a focal area of damage that involves both the cartilage and a piece of underlying bone.

How is chondral loss treated?

Cell-based therapy is a promising approach using the patient’s own cells for the treatment of chondral defects. There are marrow stimulating procedures and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI). Marrow stimulating procedures include abrasion arthroplasty, drilling, and microfracture.

What is full thickness chondral loss?

Cartilage, or chondral, damage is known as a lesion and can range from a soft spot on the cartilage (Grade I lesion) or a small tear in the top layer to an extensive tear that extends all the way to the bone (Grade IV or “full-thickness” lesion).

What causes rotator cuff tendinopathy?

What causes rotator cuff tendinitis? This condition is often caused by or associated with repetitive overhead activities such as throwing, raking, washing cars or windows and many other types of highly repetitive motions. It may also occur as a result of an injury.

How do you treat full thickness of cartilage loss?

In the case of global thinning of the cartilage such as seen with osteoarthritis, the treatment is typically conservative including rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injection, and physical therapy or a home exercise program.

What causes chondral loss?

Cartilage loss caused by a direct injury can result from blunt trauma to the joint. This can be from a severe car accident or even a very bad fall where the joint makes direct impact with the ground. If you’re an athlete, sporting injuries are also a cause of cartilage loss.