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New Riegel, OH
A 42-year-old female asked:

I had arthroscopic surgery for a meniscus tear in 08. no problems since. i had a direct fall in feb mri shows chondromalacia. is this pre existing?

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Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Emergency Medicine 51 years experience
YES: Chondromalasia takes time to develop. Not an acute problem
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Last updated Aug 8, 2017


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