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I think I have chondromalacia patellae, how can you treat it?
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Options include
Physical therpay to strengthen the muscles around the knees, anti-inflammatories or cortisone injections.
In a rare case arthroscopy is required.

In brief: Options include
Physical therpay to strengthen the muscles around the knees, anti-inflammatories or cortisone injections.
In a rare case arthroscopy is required.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
In brief: Patella femoral
If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella.
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.

In brief: Patella femoral
If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella.
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.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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