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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 30 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
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 31 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
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 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
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 32 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
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 31 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
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
Internal Medicine 33 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
YES: Chondromalasia takes time to develop. Not an acute problem
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Your case is somewhat complicated. Please discuss with your orthopedist for an accurate assessment.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
Orthopedic Surgery 16 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Golberg
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Early arthritis: arthritic changes may be from trauma, meniscus injuries or wear and tear or systemic disease
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Degenerative proces: What it MEANS as stated and what it MEANS in the context of the clinical situation may be 2 different things. Chondromalacia means degeneration of car... Read More
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