A 38-year-old male asked:
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during arthoscopy, was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella and medial femoral ostechondrial defect. what are best exercises for rehab?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
46 years experience Sports Medicine
? why you have those: You shoud be seeking the answer not to have or worsening of your condition for your age. For rehab see a therapist. Seek the answer!
Answered on May 3, 2014
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