Runner - was diagnosed with a meniscus tear and grade IV chondromalacia patella. Should I get patella scrapped?

Probably not. It sounds like you have fairly severe arthritic changes under your kneecap. If this is a small, isolated lesion, it may benefit from intervention. If you have extensive arthritic changes in your knee, arthroscopic surgery (even focused on the meniscus) may not completely relieve your symptoms. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon.
Yes. If a scope is being done anyway for the meniscus tear, it is wise to smooth/do a chondroplasty while in there.
Need scope. I think that taking care of the meniscus will provide your best relief of sharp pain especially with sports and running regarding the chondromalacia - there is no great answer while looking into the knee one must decide if a chondroplasty of other type of procedure to help the degenerative process on the bone will be beneficial.

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