A 32-year-old member asked:
information about chondromalacia patella?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Timothy Mosher answered
32 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 the underlying bone. Pain is usually aggregated by activities such as climbing stairs, hiking, getting out of the car, etc. Where high force is placed on the patella. In some cases x-rays and/or MRI are used to evaluate the degree of degeneration.
Answered on Mar 2, 2020
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very treatable prob: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core.
Answered on Dec 22, 2013
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