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Knee Brace For Chondromalacia Patella
Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.
An ortho recently diagnosed me with chondromalacia. Other than doing pt and wearing a knee brace, is there anything else I can do?
What are the surgical & nonsurgical treatments for chondromalacia patella? Will these treatments stop my knees from cracking so loud/often? I'm only 21
Usually time: True chondromalacia is caused by irritation of the back of the kneecap against other structures of the knee. Usually pain is a main issue. If all you have is cracking, this does need need specific treatment. Surgery is not indicated for this problem altho may help some conditions that are similar. Quad strengthening is key, and tylenol/otc meds often helpful. Ice after exertion, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why did my knees with chondromalacia patella got swollen while taking ofloxacin, I took it and I was in bed the whole day and they got swollen! Weird!
Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?
Consider Surgery: Conservative management of Chondromalacia patella includes icing, taping, bracing, and exercise to stabilize your patella. If PT with exercise and icing/taping did not help, an Orthopaedic Surgeon can evaluate you for patella alta or baja, put a camera into your knee to look for a plica, remove damaged cartilage, and give an expert opinion of your biomechanical foot/knee/patellar alignment. ...Read more
Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About to have 3rd knee arthroplasty, previous partial meniscectomy, & have mild chondromalacia patella. How many scopes before replacement?
Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap
Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping, cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella. You should see a knee specialist. Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more
What is chondromalacia medial femoral condyle and chondromalacia patella? My MRI of the left knee result. Is this serious? What is the treatment?
Difficult: Chondromalacia means damaged cartilage, usually from abnormal wear and tear. There is no full cure. Damaged skin leaves a scar and same on inside of body. Physical therapy and long term home therapy and avoiding aggravating activities are appropriate. Finding any aggravating or precipitating musculoskeletal imbalances is appropriate. Surgery is last choice when all fails and intractable pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my second of three Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections in my knee for grade 4 chondromalacia patella. Today it is painful to walk. It this normal?
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
What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma (med col strain/sprain)?
Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more
MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion. Surgery?
Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...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
Knee pain when going up/down a step. Pain is only located right below patella (almost at bottom tip of patella). Chondromalacia or PFS? 26 yr male.
Terminology: The terms Chondromalacia patella & patellofemoral syndrome are often interchanged. REF:http://www. Medicinenet. Com/patellofemoral_syndrome/article. Htm ...Read more
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
Per l knee MRI report, what is grade 4 medial compartment chondromalacia with high-grade, full thickness condral loss? Mild patellar tendinosis?
Cartilage loss: We all lose cartilage to some degree as we age, which is the cause of arthritis. There is a spectrum from mild thinning, to complete absence. Full thickness chondral loss refers to an area where there is no cartilage. Mild patellar tendonosis refers to a mild inflammation in the patellar tendon, the tendon which connects your patella (knee cap) to your tibia (shin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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