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Will I need an arthroscopy if a doctor thinks I have chondromalacia of the knee?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Most patients respond well to exercise, bracing and anti-inflammatory medications.
Very few eventually need surgery.

In brief: No

Most patients respond well to exercise, bracing and anti-inflammatory medications.
Very few eventually need surgery.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

Chondromalacia means that the articular cartialge has been damaged.
Most commonly this is involves the patella and is treated nonsurgically with therapy. Persistent pain may be an indication for surgery. There are many procedures for this, including realignment and/or a cartilage restoration procedure, like debridement, drilling, microfracture, osteochondral transplant, or carticel(r) graft.

In brief: No

Chondromalacia means that the articular cartialge has been damaged.
Most commonly this is involves the patella and is treated nonsurgically with therapy. Persistent pain may be an indication for surgery. There are many procedures for this, including realignment and/or a cartilage restoration procedure, like debridement, drilling, microfracture, osteochondral transplant, or carticel(r) graft.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Usually not

Chondromalacia patella.
This responds well to therapy, activity modification and nsaid's.

In brief: Usually not

Chondromalacia patella.
This responds well to therapy, activity modification and nsaid's.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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