The word 'chondral' means 'of cartilage', usually inferring joint cartilage.


Chondral and osteochondral

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 -



Chondral Injury in Patellofemoral Instability. Lording T, Lustig S, Servien E and Neyret P. Cartilage. 2014 Jul; 5(3): 136–144.

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