Cartilage defects are unlikely to be diagnosed by clinical examination. Solely hemarthrosis or locking symptoms may suggest existence of a traumatic osteochondral lesion. Presenting symptoms are usually increased overall knee pain following strenuous physical activity. Pain is commonly not to be localized by triggering classic pressure points.


Articular Cartilage Subchondral Bone Cartilage Defect Joint Space Narrowing Cartilage Lesion 
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