Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chondrolysis - the cases keep on coming

We continue to see young individuals with chondrolysis of their glenohumeral joint after a surgical procedure including the infusion of local anesthetics through a pain pump.
Here are the films of a person in their mid 20's having had a capsular plication in 2008 followed by a pain pump.

The shoulder has demonstrated progressive loss of comfort and function. The x-rays today looked like this

Simple shoulder test score is 2/12.  The patient is seeking a shoulder arthroplasty.

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