A recent study published by The American Journal of Sports Medicine (July 2007) identified intra-articular pain pumps as the likely cause of a condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL). This is a specific form of chondrolysis that can cause severe pain and stiffness in the affected shoulder, along with limitations on range of motion, reduced strength and the need for constant pain management. It is not uncommon for patients afflicted with PAGCL to require repeat surgical procedures, and the condition may ultimately require shoulder joint replacement surgery.

Symptoms of Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis include:

  • continued pain
  • weakness in the shoulder
  • clicking, popping or grinding in the shoulder
  • decreased range of motion in the shoulder


What can I do?

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer taking cases involving injuries from intra-articular pain pumps. The statute of limitations has expired on all claims at this time. If we are able to help you with any other legal matters, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-898-2034 or fill out the contact form on this page.