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A mri showed i have chondromalacia in central trochlear groove

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Arthritis: These findings suggest early arthritis with cartilage wear and defects developing in two areas of the knee with fluid swelling in the knee currently. ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Cartilage injury: Chondromalacia is damage to the cartilage surfaces of joints. In the knee it's similar to the wearing away of tire treads. This can cause inflammation... Read More
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Worn cartilage: Effusion: fluid in joint. Chondromalacia is wearing down of cartilage similar to tread wear on your car tires. The 1-4 "grade" signifies to what ex... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Not necessarily: So there are findings on the MRI consistent with patellafemoral instability as well as damage to the undersurface of the patella. Non operative optio... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Start with anti-inflammatory meds and rehab. An injection can help pes bursitis but not tendinitis. Have qualified surgeon look at MRI to make sure it... Read More
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia is damage to the cartilage surfaces of joints. In the knee it's similar to the wearing away of tire treads. This can cause inflammation... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins, MD
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
No: Surgical replacement of the knee is the last resort. Regular exercise to decrease and maintain weight and to improve joint strength : swimming, water... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
While I personally never received report of fibrillation my patients' knee pathology, it appears to be a subtle sign of cartilage damage. Fissuring is... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Emergency Medicine 51 years experience
YES: Chondromalasia takes time to develop. Not an acute problem
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Your case is somewhat complicated. Please discuss with your orthopedist for an accurate assessment.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with runn... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Golberg
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Early arthritis: arthritic changes may be from trauma, meniscus injuries or wear and tear or systemic disease
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
48 years experience
It doesn't tend to get better easily.: I suggest you use a patellar support knee brace. Get some proper instruction on quadricep exercises. You want to avoid going up and down stairs. If yo... Read More
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