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Several: Pain, swelling, popping, catching, and grinding are all possible symptoms. ...Read more
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
What does medial facet of the patella were some chondral changes of the medial parapatellar region mean?
What is meaning of full thickness chondral loss to medial patella and what is heterogeneity of lateral patellar?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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