A pain pump is a medical device that is implanted inside a patient’s body which delivers medication – most often a pain management substance such as anesthesia – to help alleviate pain. Pain pumps are placed into the affected area by a surgeon, and injects medication at a rate and amount as prescribed by a physician. Pain pumps are commonly used after shoulder and knee surgeries because it can be effective in alleviating post surgical pain symptoms without the use of harmful narcotics. However, although these pain pumps are only implanted for anywhere between a few hours or up to a few days, it can lead to serious and detrimental consequences. The most widespread and dangerous pain pump injury is condition known as glenohumeral chondrolysis. Chondrolysis is known to tear away a person’s cartilage in the surrounding area, forcing bones to grind against one another. This can lead to excruciating pain, permanent loss of movement and require additional revision procedures.