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What are the treatments for chondromalacia patella?

What are the treatments for chondromalacia patella?

Nonoperative usually: Most chondromalacia of the patella (injured cartilage) is effectively managed with nonoperative measures consisting of activity modification, rest, physical therapy and quadriceps strengthening, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, intrarticular steroid injections and viscosupplementation. At least 6 months of nonoperative treatment is attempted before offering arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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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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What are the treatments for chondromalacia patellae..?

What are the treatments for chondromalacia patellae..?

Rest, 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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What are some treatments for Chondromalacia Patella?

What are some treatments for Chondromalacia Patella?

Several: Commonly, stretching quads, building quads, avoiding deep knee bending exercises and stairs. Some patella braces and taping can help in some situations, injections with hyaluronic acid liquids, sometimes arthroscopy, sometimes cartilage paste grafts, sometimes patella realignment surgeries. You need a good exam and knee doctor to tell you what you need. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are available for chondromalacia patella?

What kind of treatments are available for chondromalacia patella?

Patella femoral : Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for chondramalcia patella?

What are some treatments for chondramalcia patella?

Therapy: Chondromalacia patella is a sofening and a fissuring of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. Having strong quad and hamstring muscles will help you control your patella and will reduce pain. Leg press and body weight squats are helpful, as are lunges. Be sure to stretch your quad muscles daily. Topical pain medicine can be surprisingly helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chondromalacia patellae?

Medication P Therapy: And possible surgery if the other ones do not work. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

Usually surgery: If a meniscus is known to be torn and causing pain and problems it is probably best to have your knee scoped and the cartilage either repaired or trimmed off. There are reports of injections such as prp being used for meniscus tears but there is not any good evidence that it will help. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for medial meniscus tears?

Depends...: Treatment of meniscus tears depend on your age, the type of tear, the amount of pain you are having, if you have any other issues (arthritis, ligament injures). Not all tears require treatment --- only some tears require treatment. Some can be treated observation, rest, activity modification, some tears will feel better with therapy, and others may require surgery. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What types of treatments are available for a torn lateral meniscus?

Well best: To ask your ortho guy. You can do nothing you can try a cortison injection which has the risk of accelerated arthritis. So help now means more pain later possibly. You can try physicial therapy. You can have surgery if this all fails. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a dislocated knee?

What are the treatment options for a dislocated knee?

Dislocated knee: A dislocated knee usually refers to a complete or near complete separation of the tibia relative to the femur (thigh bone). Depending on the location of the tibia dictates ligament and soft tissue injury. Typically an x ray is performed following a careful neurovascular assessment of the limb. The peroneal nerve should be checked along with the distal pulses at the level of the foot. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for arthritis?

What are the treatments for arthritis?

Multiple: Multiple treatments, many involve the use of medications; there are injections that we try as well; finally, there are even surgical approaches as well. ...Read more

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What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to attempt to salvage cartilage, and then joint replacement. ...Read more

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What types of exercises are recommended for rehabilitating from chondromalacia patella?

What types of exercises are recommended for rehabilitating from chondromalacia patella?

Quad balance strengt: Knee cap problems are frequently related to imbalance of the quads with "overdeveloped" lateral quads and "underdeveloped" medial quads. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for knee cartilage wear?

What are treatment options for knee cartilage wear?

Multiple: There are many options, including arthroscopic drilling; cartilage harvesting, groth, and then implantation; visco supplementation; braces and osteo roomies to " offload" the area, joint resurfacing, etc. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for knee tendonitis and patellar tendinitis?

What are the different symptoms for knee tendonitis and patellar tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Pain and swelling at the anterior knee, worse with getting up from a seated position, worse with stairs, squats, lunges, etc. May have some localized warmth, numbness, or tingling. ...Read more

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Where is the best treatment out there for chondromalacia patellae?

Where is the best treatment out there for 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 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Sabb
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Chondromalacia Patella (Definition)

A condition when a person experiences knee pain that is thought to be due to damage to the cartilage on the ...Read more


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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more