Joint chondrolysis.

Abstract

Although the disease was first described in the hip, reports of chondrolysis in nearly all diarthrodial joints have since emerged with considerable variations in the literature.Despite speculation among clinicians and researchers about the implicit causal pathways and etiologic contributors associated with chondrolysis, definitive answers remain elusive.The term chondrolysis has been applied to varied levels of joint cartilage destruction from focal chondral defects to diffuse cartilage loss, revealing a lack of consistency in the application of diagnostic criteria to guide differential disease classification.Differentiating between the various potential etiologies associated with chondrolysis provides opportunities for the prevention of the disease.

DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01931

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@article{Provencher2011JointC, title={Joint chondrolysis.}, author={Matthew T . Provencher and Maryam Navaie and Daniel J. Solomon and Jessica C Smith and Anthony A Romeo and Brian Cole}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume}, year={2011}, volume={93 21}, pages={2033-44} }