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Dr. Aaron C. Babb answered:

I'm a recovered patella-femoral patient, but have recently been experiencing pain in my knees when doing everyday things. I am young, so any advice?

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What do you mean by "I'm a recovered patella-femoral patient" - if that means you have had a patellofemoral arthroplasty or replacement of the joint please let me know. Otherwise, if you have had anterior knee pain in the past and now it has come back, it is usually a result of abnormal tracking. Exercise focused to keep your quadriceps strong to control your patellar tracking is important.
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What are the surgical & nonsurgical treatments for chondromalacia patella? Will these treatments stop my knees from cracking so loud/often? Im only 21

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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
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I am a competitive dancer with patella femoral syndrome. Should I be able to continue my dancing or will that further effect the knees negatively?

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I am not one to say stop doing something you love but in your situation it may potentiate your pain and lead to occasional or intermittant flareups. Your flexibility is probably good but make sure you maintain good quad strength as well. If it worsens you may have to give it up but I think at this point the decision is yours and based on your level of discomfort.
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Dr. Randy L. Lisch answered:

Is it possible for patella femoral syndrome to be caused by jumping on your feet without bending your knees?

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The pressure of jumping without bending your knees will force the locking of the patella against the tibia bone. This will cause a shock effect to the tibia, patella and the femur leading to your pain.
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I have patella maltracking, would wearing a knee support hinder or help? Im finding after awhile of walking my knees ache and become painful

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The wrap-style patellar stabilization brace has been shown in studies to be the brace of choice.
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My knees have been hurting from my past CC running. Pain is above the patella and they continue to hurt when i try to stand up, squat, or kneel down?

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Pain at the top of the patella where your quadriceps inserts is quadriceps tendonitis. Eccentric strengthening of the quads as well as core strengthening can help. NSAIDs can also help reduce the pain. Vitamin D deficiency can be associated with tendonitis. If your pain is disrupting your daily activities I would see a sports medicine specialist
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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!

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This very easily could be a side effect of the antibiotic you mention. There are some reports that ligaments and tendons can be too loose while taking this medication. But, that is all I have without examining your knee.
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Dr. Bryan L. Reuss answered:

Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in Feb, cause a torn meniscus?

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If your kneecap is popping in and out, this is a problem with the surgery and likely will not cause a meniscus tear. But if your knee itself is subluxating/popping out (rare), this certainly could cause a meniscus tear.
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Dr. Xin-Nong Li answered:

Follow up to Dr Harvey; had MRI, shows grade 2&3 tears, joint effusion & chrondomalacia patella & patella tilt. Both knees snapped in when I fell ?

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Your condition sounds pretty bad. Orthopedic consultation should be considered.
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7 wks ago was in a MVA both knees sustained a hard blow there are bone contusions with bone marrow edema and a broken patella what are my risks?

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arthritis of the knees and also .possibly of the hips
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