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Introduction to Shoulder Cartilage Treatment

Glenohumeral cartilage defects in the young patient are challenging clinical problems given the longer life expectancy after surgery of these patients and the greater demands their more vigorous lifestyles place on their shoulders. Numerous etiologies can lead to glenohumeral cartilage disease: trauma, instability, inflammatory arthridites, postinfectious degeneration, foreign body reaction, and glenohumeral chondrolysis.

The initial treatment of glenohumeral cartilage disease is always nonsurgical, but when measures are needed beyond conservative management, there are a variety of treatment options available, including palliative, reparative, restorative, and reconstructive techniques for cartilage defects in the shoulder.

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