Treatment of Chondral Defects in the Shoulder

Andreas H. Gomoll, Patrick McCulloch, Richard W. Kang, Brian J. Cole

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Abstract

No formal guidelines have yet been established for the treatment of glenohumeral cartilage defects. Especially in younger and more active patients, where arthroplasty is a less desirable option, treatment decisions continue to represent a challenge. More recently, a number of cartilage repair techniques that have been successfully applied in the knee joint have been used for the treatment of symptomatic chondral defects in the shoulder. This article will provide a concise overview of these techniques and their background, as well as provide the treating physician with a framework for the workup and treatment of such lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-243
Number of pages12
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

Keywords

  • cartilage repair
  • chondral defects
  • shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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