Chondropaenia is the process of joint (articular) cartilage loss over time.


Joint space narrowing

The final end result of chondropaenia is joint line narrowing and eventually degenerative arthritis.


Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.



Cartilage issues in football—today's problems and tomorrow's solutions. Mithoefer K, Peterson L, Zenobi-Wong M and Mandelbaum BR. Br J Sports Med. 2015 May; 49(9): 590–596.

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