The word 'chondral' means 'of cartilage', usually inferring joint cartilage.
Joint cartilage, also called articular or hyaline cartilage, is the white gristle at the end of long bones.
The word 'chondral' is an adjective, describing a noun. For example -
If one refers to the cartilage and underlying bone, one uses 'osteochondral'. For example -
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When a graft, such as a cruciate ligament reconstruction graft, interferes with the smooth functioning of the joint by scraping along the sharp edge of bone or by bunching up into a lump.
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