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Can someone explain this. Moderate patellar chondromalacia w/ prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet?

Can someone explain this. Moderate patellar chondromalacia w/ prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet?

Cartilage wear: Chrondromalacia means softening of the cartilage that covers the bone. It is a form of cartilage injury or degeneration. Moderate is a grade worse than "mild", but not as significant as "severe". The lateral patellar facet is the outside and back part of the patella. Fissuring means there is a groove-like defect in the cartilage. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Chondromalacia (Definition)

Chondromalacia describes injury, destruction or abnormal appearance of cartilage within a joint. Chondromalacia is most commonly described in the knee (Chondromalacia Patellae) and is usually the result of irritation or inflammation in the joint that has the ...Read more


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Had MRI results I have moderate chondromalacia patella. Any advise please?

Had MRI results I have moderate chondromalacia patella. Any advise please?

Rehab: Two rehab focuses have Some evidence to show that they can be effective....hamstring stretching and core strengthening about the hip ...Read more

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Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Joint fluid analysis: One thing that would be helpful here is to know the joint fluid analysis. The data suggest this is mechanical, but the joint fluid can help decide if it is mechanical or inflammatory. At your age we have to keep the differential diagnosis open you need to see a rheumatologist to see if there's any other evidence of a systemic arthropathy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage. Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion. Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage. Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion. Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have fluid and/or inflammation in various places around your knee. A bursa is a sac that usually only has a little bit of fluid in it but can get inflamed and be painful. Popliteal cyst = baker cyst, which is accumulation of fluid in the back of the knee. ...Read more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage. Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion. Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? What's the treatment? Thanks

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage. Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion. Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? What's the treatment? Thanks

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia is damage to the cartilage surfaces of joints. In the knee it's similar to the wearing away of tire treads. This can cause inflammation which can produce increased fluid in the knee (effusion). If you have minimal pain and no locking, strengthening your thigh and leg muscles is recommended. Icing and anti inflammatories and pt can be helpful. Arthroscopy is recommended with locking. ...Read more

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Can you explain chondromalacia?

Can you explain chondromalacia?

Chondromalacia: Literally means cartilage thinning. Hyaline cartilage is a smooth, slippery tissue that covers the end of long bones where they form a joint. Chondromalacia is a precursor to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Can yo explain chondromalacia?

Can yo explain chondromalacia?

Cartilage damage: The cartilage under your kneecap (patella) is a natural shock absorber. Overuse, injury or other factors may lead to a condition known as chondromalacia patella — a general term indicating damage to the cartilage under your kneecap. A more accurate term for chondromalacia patella is patellofemoral pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure chondromalacia?

Is it possible to cure chondromalacia?

Yes: Good nutrition; quadriceps balancing exercizes; avoid bent knee exercizes. A patella tracking brace ma help relieve some kneecap pressure and let the cartilage heel. ...Read more

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What are chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome?

What are chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome?

Basically the same: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused 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. ...Read more

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How do chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome differ?

How do chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome differ?

Basically the same: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused 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. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise do you recommend for someone with chondromalacia?

Walk backwards: Chondromalacia is a condition of irritation to the knee cap. The vastus medialis muscle and the pes ancerinus help stabilize the knee cap in the groove. Walking backwards uses these muscles in the last 10 degrees of extension. Knee -up excercises help and negative lifting help, but 1/4 mile backwards three times a week is the best way to start. ...Read more

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Does chondromalacia take a long time to develop or can it be caused by a sudden impact?

Does chondromalacia take a long time to develop or can it be caused by a sudden impact?

It takes time: To develop and can be caused by an injury but still develops over a period of time ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chondromalacia recently and am wondering how life would be like from now on?

Diagnosed with chondromalacia recently and am wondering how life would be like from now on?

No clear answer: Chondromalacia is simply thinning of the cartilage bearing of a joint...Would assume that yours may be the knee. Anyhow, just b/c you have some worn cartilage doesn't necessarily mean you will always have symptoms. Depending on how back it is I would consider avoiding running, instead: swim/bike/elliptical. When the knee does bother you, can try an otc NSAID for short duration. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chondromalacia recently and am wondering how life like for you if you have chondromalacia?

I was diagnosed with chondromalacia recently and am wondering how life like for you if you have chondromalacia?

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia means that your cartilage has some degeneration. The severity of the chondromalacia is the key to your future trouble: if it is mild, you may have no issues. If it is severe, you are likely to experience joint pain and arthritic stiffness. ...Read more

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Sometimes I slack on my PT exercises for chondromalacia. It leads to a bad flare and takes longer to strengthen. What damage am I doing? How bad?

Sometimes I slack on my PT exercises for chondromalacia. It leads to a bad flare and takes longer to strengthen. What damage am I doing? How bad?

Hard to say: The severity of the chondromalacia can only be determined with an MRI or surgery. However, at your age, it's unlikely that your damage is moderate or severe. Flares of pain can mean inflammation, and not necessarily damage. You are obviously learning the importance of sticking with your rehab. A brace can help as well. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia patellae?

What is chondromalacia patellae?

Cartilage damage: Chondromalacia patella originally referred to "softening" of the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap; today the term describes injury to the cartilage that can range from softening to thinning to fissuring to complete breakdown (ie cartilage worn down to bone). It is not reversible, but it is treatable-a good physical therapy regimen is the mainstay. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the signs chondromalacia patellae?

What are the signs chondromalacia patellae?

Pain: Chondromalacia patella is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Pain in front of knee, under knee cap or behind knee with these activities. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 chondromalacia?

What is stage 4 chondromalacia?

Arthritis: Stage 4 choromalacia using outerbridge classification is complete loss of articular cartilage. (stages are 1-4)that means (in the knee) that u have " bone on bone" changes occurring in your knee joint. Hopefully, it's only in limited area (s).Check w/ your orthopedic surgeon about your treatment options. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia cystic changes?

What is chondromalacia cystic changes?

Advanced damage: When the damage to the cartilage (chondromalacia) underlining a bone is very significant, the bone overlying this cartilage starts to feel too much force, and starts to "suffer" as well. One of those kinds of damage are cysts that form inside the bone. ...Read more

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Please help! I have chondromalacia patellae?

Therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused 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. ...Read more

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How do I know I have chondromalacia patellae?

Anterior knee pain: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Pain in your knee with these types of activities. Pain located in the front of your knee, under knee cap or sometime in the back of your knee. ...Read more

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Is chondromalacia patellae a serious condition?

Very common prob: Chondromalacia patella is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). 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. Not serious problem. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chondromalacia patellae?

Let me add: Chondromalacia of the pattella could come also from truma, could happen if ther is weak muscule that effect the patella, could also happen if you have early arthitis? ...Read more

Dr. Brian Sabb
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Chondromalacia Patella (Definition)

A condition of pain in the knee. It is thought to be due to damage to the cartilage on the ...Read more