Chondrolysis is necrosis and destruction of cartilage. It is a term usually seen in the literature presently due to exposure of cartilage to recognised toxins such as local anaesthetics. It has been described after arthroscopy in situations where patients had implants/anchors or radiofrequency devices as well. Idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip is a rare condition in children and may be an autoimmune disease.
- ↑ Local Anesthetics, Continuously Infused (marketed as bupivacaine, chlorprocaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine, procaine, ropivacaine) - Chondrolysis FDA Medwatch 13/11/2009
- ↑ Jenkinson ML. A reason to use lignocaine-containing solutions with circumspection in arthrocentesis. British journal of rheumatology. 1987 Dec; 26(6):471-2.
- ↑ Solomon DJ, Navaie M, Stedje-Larsen ET, Smith JC, Provencher MT. Glenohumeral chondrolysis after arthroscopy: a systematic review of potential contributors and causal pathways. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2009 Nov; 25(11):1329-42.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Mounach A, Nouijai A, Ghozlani I, Ghazi M, Bezza A, Achemlal L, El Maghraoui A. Idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip. Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme. 2007 Dec; 74(6):656-8.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Appleyard DV, Schiller JR, Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG. Idiopathic chondrolysis treated with etanercept. Orthopedics. 2009 Mar; 32(3):214.