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Can yo explain chondromalacia ?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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 chondromalacia patella — a general term indicating damage to the cartilage under your kneecap. A more accurate term for chondromalacia patella is patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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Can you explain chondromalacia?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Chondromalacia: Literally means cartilage thinning. Hyaline cartilage is a smooth, slippery tissue that covers the end of long bones where they form a joint. Chondromalacia is a precursor to osteoarthritis.

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