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What is a nondisplaced chondral flap tear?

What is a nondisplaced  chondral flap tear?

Articular cartilage: An articular cartilage( 'end of the chicken bone cartilage') injury ( to the knee, I presume) that is not out of place or 'unstable'.hope that helps! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Does a MRI show a chondral injury? If it does what are the symptoms of having a chondral injury

Does a MRI show a chondral injury?  If it does what are the symptoms of having a chondral injury

MRI: Mri's are very sensitive and will show chondral damage. There are 4 grades: i: softening, ii: fraying, iii: crabmeat appearance, iv: bare bone. Mri's are sensitive to even show bone bruising: increased blood flow to the bone surface. Chondral injury symptoms can be pain with weight bearing, catching, clicking or in severe cases pain even at rest. ...Read more

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What does medial facet of the patella were some chondral changes of the medial parapatellar region mean?

What does medial facet of the patella were some chondral changes of the medial parapatellar region mean?

Early wear: The knee cap (patella) has 3 parts. The medial and lateral facets and the median ridge. Changes in the articular surface indicate wear changes. ...Read more

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What are chondral flaps and where are they located? What is grade2 and 3 chondromalcia with unstable chondral flaps on the patella mean?

Articular cartilage: The bearing surface of a joint is made of cartilage. It is white, shiny, and smooth (what you see on the end of a chicken leg). Arthritis is damage to this surface. During knee arthroscopy, damage to this surface is graded (grade 1-4). Grade 2-3 chondral flaps means that there were moderate degenerative changes on the undersurface of your knee cap or patella. ...Read more

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What is a chondral flap in knee?

What is a chondral flap in knee?

Cartilage pealing up: Chondral means cartilage. Flap means a piece of cartilage surface has torn and is pealing up like a flap. This can cause clicking or pain or swelling. This is treated with an arthroscopy trimming the flap if it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What does chondral changes in the knee mean?

What does chondral changes in the knee mean?

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. ...Read more

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What does chondral changes mean in the knee? I had surgery in the knee and that is what shown

What does chondral changes mean in the knee?  I had surgery in the knee and that is what shown

Let me help you: Chondreal changes means that the cartilage covering the end of the bone in your joint are not normal (smooth) like before. The surgeon some grade them on how sever those change are. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 36 with a grade 4 chondral lesion on medial femur/patella s/p microfracture sx. What are other?

I am 36 with a grade 4 chondral lesion on medial femur/patella s/p microfracture sx.  What are other?

Grade I-IV: Depending on the severity of injury the chondral lesions are graded from i-iv . Grade IV is worst and inthis bone is exposed. ...Read more

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