A 30-year-old member asked:
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how do i treat chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Several: Resting the knee for a short period of time and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, changing the way you exercise, performing exercises to both strengthen and stretch the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, losing weight, special shoe inserts and support deviceaping to realign the kneecap, wearing correct running or sports shoes, surgery for pain behind the knee.
Answered on Jul 29, 2019
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused 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 Apr 7, 2018

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Dr. Robert Greer
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Yes,but: Knee replacement should be reserved (in my non-orthopedic) opinion for severe knee disease-not the 2 conditions you mentioned.
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Sometimes: For severe chondromalacia of the patella in which there is extensive exposed bone, knee replacement is an option.
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