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What is chondromalacia medial femoral condyle and chondromalacia patella? My MRI of the left knee result. Is this serious? What is the treatment?

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Dr. Joseph Girone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Thin cartilage

Chondromalacia is thinning or loss of cartilage from multiple causes, mostly trauma from direct injury or overuse.
Rest &knee joint support, including upper leg muscle strengthening are the main rxs. Adjunctive relief may be possible from a 7 active ingredient glucosamine product and epa omega 3 fish oil at a dose of at least 600 mg, but a response should not exceed 4 weeks. Wt control is key!

In brief: Thin cartilage

Chondromalacia is thinning or loss of cartilage from multiple causes, mostly trauma from direct injury or overuse.
Rest &knee joint support, including upper leg muscle strengthening are the main rxs. Adjunctive relief may be possible from a 7 active ingredient glucosamine product and epa omega 3 fish oil at a dose of at least 600 mg, but a response should not exceed 4 weeks. Wt control is key!
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