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chondromalacia grade 4 treatment

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Medication P Therapy: And possible surgery if the other ones do not work.
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Dr. David Dang
14 years experience Radiology
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Rest, physical therapy and nonsteroid antiinflammatory drugs are good for pain. It also depends on the underlying cause o ... Read More
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Patella femoral : Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Start simple: Treatment of patellofemoral pain often begins with simple measures. Rest your knee as much as possible. Avoid any activities that increase the pain, s ... Read More
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes hig ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Physical therapy: Pt is the mainstay of treatment; you should thoroughly exhaust it prior to surgery; off-label use of viscosupplementation can sometimes help; if there ... Read More
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Ease up on knee: No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.Basically rest it.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes hig ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chondromalacia : Sometimes we graft chondral defects, such as in cases where they are painful. Realignment osteotomies, in combination with a cartilage resurfacing may ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies in part on your age, the condition of the other compartments of your knee, and the overall alignment of the limb. Grade IV chondromalacia i ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Injection: It may not help but an injection with synvisc / orthovisc might buy you some time.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Start with therapy: Focus on quadriceps reconditioning and range of motion with low impact exercise
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tough problem: First try all of the conservative options: bracing, therapy, steroid injections, viscosupplemention injections (synvisc, Supartz, (hyaluronic acid) et ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
There may be a few..: Treatment may rage from non-operative options to cartilage replacement/restoration procedures. Please see an orthopaedic surgeon in your area. One c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Would hesitate pills: Would hesitate long term pain pills. We need further information regarding your diagnosis, evaluation, imaging, lab etc. to guide you. You need a se ... Read More
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