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a mri showed i have chondromalacia in central trochlear groove

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
30 years experience Sports Medicine
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
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have flu ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: Sounds like various areas of inflammation and potential pain sources. This makes surgery less likely to succeed. Best to try medications and exercise ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
32 years experience Internal Medicine
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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
49 years experience Emergency Medicine
YES: Chondromalasia takes time to develop. Not an acute problem
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Early arthritis: The findings suggest early arthritis of the patellofemoral joint, which at 73 years old is pretty good. You would do well to stay active as you have, ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rehab: two rehab focuses have Some evidence to show that they can be effective....hamstring stretching and core strengthening about the hip
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Chondromalacia is an arthritic inflammation of patellofemoral joint.

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