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chondromalacia

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Chondromalacia: Literally means cartilage thinning. Hyaline cartilage is a smooth, slippery tissue that covers the end of long bones where they form a joint. Chondrom ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage damage: The cartilage under your kneecap (patella) is a natural shock absorber. Overuse, injury or other factors may lead to a condition known as chondromalac ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Good nutrition; quadriceps balancing exercizes; avoid bent knee exercizes. A patella tracking brace ma help relieve some kneecap pressure and let the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on your circumstances.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: On the cause and how bad the chondromalcia is.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Definition: Patellofemoral chondromalacia is a diagnosis given to the wear on the patella and trochlea (groove) cartilage. It is diagnosed most commonly when seen ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Rest: Rest is the best way to help.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Walk backwards: Chondromalacia is a condition of irritation to the knee cap. The vastus medialis muscle and the pes ancerinus help stabilize the knee cap in the gr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
It takes time : To develop and can be caused by an injury but still develops over a period of time

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