Risk factors for chondrolysis of the glenohumeral joint: a study of three hundred and seventy-five shoulder arthroscopic procedures in the practice of an individual community surgeon.

@article{Wiater2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for chondrolysis of the glenohumeral joint: a study of three hundred and seventy-five shoulder arthroscopic procedures in the practice of an individual community surgeon.},
  author={Brett P. Wiater and Moni Blazej Neradilek and Nayak L. Polissar and Frederick A. Matsen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={615-25}
}
BACKGROUND Glenohumeral chondrolysis is a complication of arthroscopic shoulder surgery characterized by the dissolution of the articular cartilage of the glenoid and the humeral head. An analysis of 375 intra-articular shoulder arthroscopic surgical procedures by an individual community orthopaedic surgeon was performed to explore which factors or combinations of factors might be associated with glenohumeral chondrolysis. METHODS The occurrence of chondrolysis was correlated with several… CONTINUE READING