Localized Chondrocalcinosis of the Lateral Tibial Condyle
JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY 1992
Chondrocalcinosis, although very rare in young adults, can occur in some young patients. Although its presenting clinical history or radiographic findings may resemble those of an intraarticular loose body, chondrocalcinosis can occur in young athletes, possibly after repetitive microtrauma, and should be included in the differential diagnosis of calcified intraarticular lesions in the young athlete.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.