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A 36-year-old female asked:

Treatment for grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet with patella alta with pt / pl ratio of 1.6?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies in part on your age, the condition of the other compartments of your knee, and the overall alignment of the limb. Grade IV chondromalacia infers severe loss in the normal cartilage under that part of your knee cap. Thank you for your question.

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Last updated Nov 9, 2018

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