Alan M. Hirahara, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic SurgeonSpecialist in Sports Medicine

Chondral Lesions

Articular cartilage is the cartilage that lies over the bones, acting as a buffer.  This allows smooth motion of the joint without damage to the underlying bones.  When the articular cartilage is damaged, resulting in defects or global loss, we call this arthritis.

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