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Is chondromalacia stage II synonymous with arthritis? How common and how serious is it?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Possible RA?

The combination u describe along with sex ; age makes me think of ra, especially if it is a very aggressive synovial reaction.
1 would expect some reaction, but if above what 1 would expect from the chondro, an evaluation 4 RA would b in order. Did ur surgeon take a biopsy? If so u will have the diagnosis if it is ra?

In brief: Possible RA?

The combination u describe along with sex ; age makes me think of ra, especially if it is a very aggressive synovial reaction.
1 would expect some reaction, but if above what 1 would expect from the chondro, an evaluation 4 RA would b in order. Did ur surgeon take a biopsy? If so u will have the diagnosis if it is ra?
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