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Grade 3 Chondromalacia Patella
Soccer player -- chondromalacia patella, MRI says: grade 3 chondral fissuring + cyst. Will physical therapy fix it? What supplements should be taken?
Possibly see ortho: Difficult problem. Especially if your symptoms correlate with your MRI findings. If your pain is behind the knee cap then there is good correlation. Initially nonoperative intervention such as therapy, use of anti inflammatories and patellar brace may be helpful. The possibility of arthroscopic evaluation if all fails may be necessary but still a difficult problem to fix. Supplements controversial. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I had my second of three Synvisc injections in my knee for grade 4 chondromalacia patella. Today it is painful to walk. It this normal?
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Have had severe chondromalacia patella for 3+ yrs. Tried physio, stretches everything. Nothing has helped keeps getting worse. What now?
?knee arthroscopy: Chondromalacia of the patella w/o instability is a very difficult problem to "cure" for an orthopedic surgeon.Quad strengthening/hamstring stretching u have tried.Have u had an mri?If your kneecap is maltracking on your femur and you have grade 3 chondromalacia on MRI w/crepitus on exam and lat. Retinacular 'tightness' a knee scope w chondroplasty and lateral release may help.See your ors.Gl! ...Read moreGet help now ›
Runner - was diagnosed with a meniscus tear and grade IV chondromalacia patella. Should i get patella scrapped?
Probably not: It sounds like you have fairly severe arthritic changes under your kneecap. If this is a small, isolated lesion, it may benefit from intervention. If you have extensive arthritic changes in your knee, arthroscopic surgery (even focused on the meniscus) may not completely relieve your symptoms. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Small meniscal root tear, high grade chondral fissuring partial thickness on the medial femoral condyle, grade 4 chondromalacia patella is this bad?
Try conservative rx: Seems like most of the damage is under the patella. If you have locking you might need arthroscopy, I would first try terminal extension excercises training the quads without putting much pressure on the patella. In addition research has shown that Asperin could help the surface cartilage heal. In addition, MSM (Puritan Pride) could be helpful as a nutraceutical supplement. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?
Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read moreGet help now ›
I read that there is a high success rate for chondromalacia patella, but i also notice a lot of people get a lot worse over time? Which is usually true?
Patella femoral : Stubborn problem for most. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Quad balance strengt: Knee cap problems are frequently related to imbalance of the quads with "overdeveloped" lateral quads and "underdeveloped" medial quads. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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