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I recently had a orthopedic doctor tell me to live with the pain. what is a partial chondroplasty on the medial facet of the patella mean? please help

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Clean up: See previous answer, but in general they tried to smooth out some worn cartilage under your knee cap. More options exist including using a brace, specific exercises to improve strength and tracking, as well as oral/topical/injectable medications. In regards to injections, both cortisone and hyaluronic acid could be of benefit.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Patella: A scope procedure can partially smooth the irregular cartilage on your patella. Exercise is important.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Means: a kneecap replacement that fits into the underside of the patella. You many want to look at stem cell therapy options if you don't want surgery. Check out Regenexx.Com

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