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Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Unlikely

Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap.
Extremely common.You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist.(2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present . At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck!

In brief: Unlikely

Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap.
Extremely common.You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist.(2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present . At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck!
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