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What is chondromalacia patella ?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
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In brief: Chondromalacia

Patella is literally softening of the cartilage overlying the back part of the patella/knee cap.
This can include thinning, fissuring, tearing and irregularity of the cartilage.

In brief: Chondromalacia

Patella is literally softening of the cartilage overlying the back part of the patella/knee cap.
This can include thinning, fissuring, tearing and irregularity of the cartilage.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Very common prob

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: Very common prob

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
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Chondromalacia

This truly is an arthroscopic term to define the softness of the cartilage of the kneecap.
Some radiologists use this term, but it is a pathologic term related to the cartilage texture.

In brief: Chondromalacia

This truly is an arthroscopic term to define the softness of the cartilage of the kneecap.
Some radiologists use this term, but it is a pathologic term related to the cartilage texture.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine

In brief: NOT an answer!

Giving a problems a name is just the beginning of the long road to normal.
Self care if vital and being proactive in your care is too. Janet g. Travell, md the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 50-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. See my other answers!

In brief: NOT an answer!

Giving a problems a name is just the beginning of the long road to normal.
Self care if vital and being proactive in your care is too. Janet g. Travell, md the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 50-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. See my other answers!
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Fibrillation of the

Underside of the kneecap.
Basically osteoarthritis of the patella. Many causes.

In brief: Fibrillation of the

Underside of the kneecap.
Basically osteoarthritis of the patella. Many causes.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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