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What does chondral changes in the knee mean?

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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 21 years experience
Cartilage loss: "chondral" pertains to cartilage the cartilage lining the joint spaces of the knee can become thinned or irregular for many different reasons, including general wear and tear. The term "chondral changes" is fairly nonspecific but probably indicates there is some softening and/or irregularity and/or thinning of the cartilage indicating some early degenerative changes in the joints.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2013

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