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Grade 3 Chondromalacia Patella
I have grade 2 chondromalacia patella and grade 3 of the trochlear groove, confirmed via arthroscopy. Does this qualify me for knee replacement?
No: Surgical replacement of the knee is the last resort. Regular exercise to decrease and maintain weight and to improve joint strength : swimming, water aerobics/ walking; bike riding. Use water weights for weight training and muscle building. Talk with your Orthopedic doctor about injections ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should someone with chondromalacia patella see an orthopedic regularly or just when necessary? Haven't been in 3 years and pain after much walking.
You: should probably see your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation, discussion of a treatment plan, and appropriate follow-up. If your symptoms have been ongoing for 3 years it might be time to get re-checked. ...Read more
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 more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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