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Chondrolysis [ICD Code M94.3] refers to the process of breakdown of cartilage. It can occur due to effect of various anesthetic agents like bupivacaine, lidocaine, ropivacaine and levobupivacaine are all toxic to cartilage and their intra-articular infusions can lead to this toxic effect.[1]

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  1. ^ Gulihar, Abhinav; Robati, Shibby; Twaij, Haider; Salih, Alan; Taylor, Grahame J.S. (December 2015). "Articular cartilage and local anaesthetic: A systematic review of the current literature". Journal of Orthopaedics. 12: S200–S210. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2015.10.005. PMC 4796530. PMID 27047224.

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