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Offline tpontis

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Trochlear Blister?
« on: May 23, 2005, 04:14:14 AM »
I just got my op report from surgery 3 weeks ago. In addition to another microfracture of a grade IV chondral defect, the report also lists a trochlear blister. I can't seem to find any info about this anywhere. Anyone out there know what this is? What causes it? What problems are related to it? Can I heal this?
medial meniscus repair x1, medial & lateral meniscectomies x4, lateral release, grade IV osteochondral defect with microfracture x2 so far, partial synovectomy, patellar synovitis, trochlear blisters, OA, synvisc, prolotherapy, cortisone, told to wait 20+ years for TKR

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Re: Trochlear Blister?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 04:39:13 AM »
Well the trochlear groove is the little groove between the 2 "bumps" (Condryles) on the end of the femur. Don't know if that helps you really other than knowing where it is.

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Re: Trochlear Blister?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 06:14:38 AM »
I'm guessing it refers to damaged articular cartilage in the trochlear groove.  Maybe I'm wrong.  Check this out:  http://www.steadman-hawkins.com/knee_chondral/overview.asp

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