A member asked:

Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

For severe chondromalacia of the patella in which there is extensive exposed bone, knee replacement is an option.

Answered Sep 7, 2015



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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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. Doubt knee replacement would be needed unless other compartments of knee also arthritic. Patellofemoral replacement as a last resort.

Answered Dec 22, 2013



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