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Chondromalacia patellae due to trauma. It is not responding to physical therapy.?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See orthopedist

See your orthopedist for a detailed exam. You may need an MRI to eval the state of the cartialage.

In brief: See orthopedist

See your orthopedist for a detailed exam. You may need an MRI to eval the state of the cartialage.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: See knee specialist

Pt is the mainstay of treatment; you should thoroughly exhaust it prior to surgery; off-label use of viscosupplementation can sometimes help; if there is maltracking a patellar stabilization brace or taping may help; if nonop treatment fails, surgery can range from knee scope to "clean up" cartilage to open procedures to correct tracking (realign) and/or resurface (cartilage restoration) kneecap.

In brief: See knee specialist

Pt is the mainstay of treatment; you should thoroughly exhaust it prior to surgery; off-label use of viscosupplementation can sometimes help; if there is maltracking a patellar stabilization brace or taping may help; if nonop treatment fails, surgery can range from knee scope to "clean up" cartilage to open procedures to correct tracking (realign) and/or resurface (cartilage restoration) kneecap.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: May need surgery

If physical therpy, nsaids, or cortisone injections are not helpful, you may require an arthroscopy to clean the chondromalacia out of the knee.
Talk with your physican.

In brief: May need surgery

If physical therpy, nsaids, or cortisone injections are not helpful, you may require an arthroscopy to clean the chondromalacia out of the knee.
Talk with your physican.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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