• Seth L. ShermanEmail author
  • Elliott E. Voss
  • Andrew J. Garrone
  • Clayton W. Nuelle


Arthroscopic debridement is a common procedure in the treatment of symptomatic chondral lesions and other concurrent intra-articular pathology. Debridement can be used in isolation to address mechanical symptoms, for unstable chondral lesions encountered during concomitant surgeries, or as part of multistage procedures, such as autologous chondrocyte implantation. Joint debridement may involve removing loose or unstable cartilaginous flaps, loose bodies, osteophytes, synovial hypertrophy, or other intra-articular debris.


Debridement Arthroscopic Chondroplasty Radiofrequency Abrasion arthroplasty Synovectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seth L. Sherman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elliott E. Voss
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Garrone
    • 1
  • Clayton W. Nuelle
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.The Sports Institute and Burkhart Research Insitute for Orthopedics at The San Antonio Orthopedic GroupSan AntonioUSA

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