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what is meant by chondromalacia patella pain syndrome?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain originate from: Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the term given to pain originating from the patellofemoral joint (i.e. The joint between the knee cap (patella) and thigh bone (femur). Patellofemoral pain syndrome is usually associated with inflammation or damage to structures of the patellofemoral joint.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very common 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 Sep 1, 2018

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No but not necessary: No, but if your symptoms are gone or substantially better, no further testing is needed.
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Dr. Joseph Harhay
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Careful: Avoid bending the knees more than 45 degrees and almost everything is ok.
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