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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Options include: Physical therpay to strengthen the muscles around the knees, anti-inflammatories or cortisone injections. In a rare case arthroscopy is required.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, therapy: 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
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
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A 38-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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Degree of it.Treatment of patellofemoral pain often begins with simple measures. Rest your knee as much as possible. Avoid any activities that increas ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Patients with isolated patellofemoral arthritis or severe chondromalacia refractory to conservative treatment may be candidates for isolated patellofe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes,but: Knee replacement should be reserved (in my non-orthopedic) opinion for severe knee disease-not the 2 conditions you mentioned.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: For severe chondromalacia of the patella in which there is extensive exposed bone, knee replacement is an option.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience 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 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

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