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grade 3 chondromalacia patella

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Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It can be...: Pain after Viscosupplementation injection is not uncommon. Red flags would be pain that is getting worse not better, significant swelling, and/ or r ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Not unusual to have some discomfort. Check for fever, chills, shakes, redness. Call your doc.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?knee arthroscopy: Chondromalacia of the patella w/o instability is a very difficult problem to "cure" for an orthopedic surgeon.Quad strengthening/hamstring stretching ... Read More
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist eval: Time to see your ortho doc. Assuming your patella is stable, may need an MRI to eval state of the cartilage. I often time see young women with patel ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
31 years experience Radiology
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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Not usually: Only if pain is so severe you can't walk. Need to ice, take nsaids and have physical therapy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Chondromalacia is caused by overuse of the knee joint. The constant stress on the cartilage causes breakdown of surface. Other factors that increase ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: standing is not an activity that puts excessive stress on the knee cartilage so it is unlikely a cause of true chondromalacia
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: You likely already have chondromalacia patella and the standing too long is causing an increase in your symptoms. Chondromalacia patella (runners kne ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No but not necessary: No, but if your symptoms are gone or substantially better, no further testing is needed.
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