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Chondromalacia of the hip

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: A rheumatologist or an Orthopedic physician should evaluate you to further determine your pain symptoms! To discuss with you further eval with MRIs an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Knee Pain: Chondromalacia can happen in any joint with articular cartilage. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is chondromalacia of the knee where the patella is maltr... Read More
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Basically the same: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused hig... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Cartilage damage: Chondromalacia patella originally referred to "softening" of the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap; today the term describes injury to th... Read More
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 25 years experience
Knee cartilage: Chondromalacia patellae is an abnormality of the cartilage behind the patella (kneecap). This may include thinning, irregularity, fissuring (breaks),... Read More
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Soft cartilage: 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Fibrillation of the : Underside of the kneecap. Basically osteoarthritis of the patella. Many causes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Physical Therapy: The most common cause of chronic knee pain is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patellae. This condition causes pain i... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Several: Resting the knee for a short period of time and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, changing the way you exercise,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Pain: Chondromalacia patellae is a term that is used to describe softening of the patellar cartilage from degeneration. Pain comes from higher pressure on t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Ease up on knee: No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.Basically rest it.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
24 years experience
Not usually: Only if pain is so severe you can't walk. Need to ice, take nsaids and have physical therapy.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Deterioration: "chondromalacia patella" refers to "wear and tear" of the cartilage underlining the knee cap. There are few degrees and classifications to describe t... Read More
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