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Where is the best treatment out there for chondromalacia patellae?

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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. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Ease up on knee

No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.
Basically rest it.

In brief: Ease up on knee

No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.
Basically rest it.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: Physical therapy

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: Physical therapy

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
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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