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

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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