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A 47-year-old female asked:

I had chondroplasty of the medial femoral condyle and the lateral tibial plateau. what does this mean? i did a squat and think i tore my meniscus

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
See below: "Plasty" means to fix and "chondro" means cartilage. In a typical abrasion chondroplasty, the area of abnormal cartilage is blurred away down to a bleeding bone surface with the hopes that the subsequent vascular response will stimulate cartilage regrowth. Results are extremely varied.

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Last updated Jun 13, 2016

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