A 44-year-old female asked:
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
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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.
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Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Patella: A scope procedure can partially smooth the irregular cartilage on your patella. Exercise is important.
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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
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 19, 2019
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