A 46-year-old member asked:
could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Christopher Ferguson answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: For severe chondromalacia of the patella in which there is extensive exposed bone, knee replacement is an option.
Answered on Sep 7, 2015
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Last resort treatmen: 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 on Dec 22, 2013
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