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Right Knee Chondromalacia
Need exam: You may have some iliotibial band tenderness and inflammation. You may also have some lateral patella issues it s difficult to tell without an exam most of these can be treated with ice, nsaids and rest. Sometimes physical therapy with modalities and stretching can be helpful. ...Read more
Hurt at work, left knee, horizontal meniscus tear. Right knee, oblique tear medial meniscus . Do I need surgery ?
Meniscus Tear: With that kind of specific knowledge your must have had an MRI of your knees. Without a knowledge of your symptoms and exam of your knees it is impossible to know wether you need surgery or not. The simple presence of a tear without any corresponding symptoms or exam specific to that area would not need surgery. Either would minimal or mild symptoms which resolve with rest and no surgical care ...Read more
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?
Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such as running basketball and other pseudotraumatic sports i would work a lot on strengthening and plyometrics to help prevent further problems. ...Read more
Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?
Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Feeling discomfort, pain on right knee when sitting. Already done an arthoscopy and found chondromalacia on the other knee ( left)?
Knee pain etiologies: There are multiple origins for knee pain. If you've already been diagnosed with chrondromalacia patella in one limb, that would be a likely possibility for the other (softening of the cartilage) can signal blood flow changes to the subchondral bone plate under the cartilage and future fibrillation and destruction. You also need to rule out plica syndrome and sciatica. Seek an MRI of the extremity. ...Read more
Been told I have chrondromalacia & crepitus. But, no arthritis in my right knee. Knee won't heal. X-ray, MRI show nothing injury occurred 8-28-10?
Yes, but do some PT: You would benefit from physical therapy to optimize strength/endurance/flexibility/coordination in your lower extremities and core; taping or bracing may help for more strenuous activity; see a sports med/knee specialist for specific recs re how to stay active and keep your knees pain free; make your rehab exercises part of your regular exercise routine and you should be able to go dancing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extreme knee pain and discomfort, was diagnosed with chondromalacia (bad chondra) and I'm in so much pain I don't no what to do. I'm only 17?
Eval needed: At 17, you may not have chondomalasia, but other pain conditions around the knee. X rays and a hands on eval by orthopedics or physical medicine doc is needed for correct diagnosis, and treatment plan. Topical anti inflammatory agents can help test symptom, but eval is still needed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chondromalacia but xrays lookfine.Why does the crepitus in my knees sound so bad still? I want a normal life without worrying my knees will get worse.
My P.T. said chondromalacia can cause knee giving way feeling, happens sometimes.
When do I know its safe to wear heels? Will I ever be able to wear?
When less pain: Wear heels when your knee has been minimally painful for several consecutive weeks and it feels stable (no giving out or buckling). Consider shoes with smaller heels and possibly more of a wedge instead of true "high heel." Also, wear heels in short segments and when you don't have to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time, especially on uneven surfaces. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chondromalacia. My knees pop when i bend them, so I am afraid to exercise. If they pop does that mean i need surgery? I have pt nextweek
I have chondromalacia and fell and hit the outside of my knee on Christmas it still hurts all over the front of my knee .what should I do?
Chondral injury: Falling on your knee can produce a tear of the cartilage or a bruise of the knee cap (patella). If you have chondromalacia, it is even easier to do this. A plain x-ray is not likely to demonstrate very much about the cartilage surface. An MRI can show the cartilage surface with high-resolution. Discuss this with your doctor to determine if imaging is necessary at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 14 i was diagnosed with chondromalacia and had microarthroscopic surgery. 15 years later my knees still lock often (can't hyperextend) and hurt. ?
Let me try to help: Chondromalcia have many causes, Repetitive stress on your knee joint, such as that sustained during running or jumping sports. Poor control of your muscles. Patella-femoral pain can occur when the muscles around your hip and knee don't function well to maintain proper tracking of your kneecap. Injury. Trauma to the kneecap, you have find the to treat the condition. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends.: Depends on exactly what is done. Most recoveries are 2-3 months. But there are some procedures that require 6 months for full recovery. Ask your surgeon for the specifics of his/her rehabilitation protocol. ...Read more
I fell in feb on knees. Surgeon says it caused chondromalacia. Another surgeon reviewed notes & says it was preexisting. Who do I believe?
Does it matter??: Chondromalcia of the knee or more probably the patella (knee cap) can be present with little or no symptoms. A fall can make this condition clinically painful or symptomatic. I take it that you may have some legal concerns about the fall and whether it was responsible for your symptoms after the fall. Some conditions can be present but not cause any symptoms until after an injury. ...Read more
Arthritis chondromal: No these are two separate conditions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lateral release: Lateral release is used for patellar tilt and maltracking. It is usually done arthroscopically. ...Read more
Do not squat: You can often get the workout that you need by exercising smartly. Squatting or lunging can cause significant anterior knee pain and it is not good for patients with chondromalacia. You want to focus on quadriceps strengthening exercises that are low impact and keep the arc of motion between 0 degrees (full extension) and around 90 degrees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.
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