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What is grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Arthritis

of the Kneecap on the inside of the knee.
Grade 4 suggests significant cartilage wear/tear. Will result in pain with walking, running, going up/down stairs. See a orthopedic specialist to see in physical therapy can strengthen the knee and decrease stress in the area, otherwise surgery may be an option. Lastly, stem cell therapy can be helpful as well. Check out Regenexx.Com

In brief: Arthritis

of the Kneecap on the inside of the knee.
Grade 4 suggests significant cartilage wear/tear. Will result in pain with walking, running, going up/down stairs. See a orthopedic specialist to see in physical therapy can strengthen the knee and decrease stress in the area, otherwise surgery may be an option. Lastly, stem cell therapy can be helpful as well. Check out Regenexx.Com
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Bone exposed

Grade 4 chondromalacia means the cartilage is completely worn down with exposed bone.
The medial patella facet is the inner half of your knee cap.

In brief: Bone exposed

Grade 4 chondromalacia means the cartilage is completely worn down with exposed bone.
The medial patella facet is the inner half of your knee cap.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Deterioration

"chondromalacia patella" refers to "wear and tear" of the cartilage underlining the knee cap.
There are few degrees and classifications to describe this (mild, moderate, severe). Grade 1 usually means mild damage. The location is the medial (inner) aspect of this bone.

In brief: Deterioration

"chondromalacia patella" refers to "wear and tear" of the cartilage underlining the knee cap.
There are few degrees and classifications to describe this (mild, moderate, severe). Grade 1 usually means mild damage. The location is the medial (inner) aspect of this bone.
Dr. Eran Kessous
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