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I read that there is a high success rate for chondromalacia patella, but i also notice a lot of people get a lot worse over time? Which is usually true?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Patella femoral

Stubborn problem for most.
Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope.

In brief: Patella femoral

Stubborn problem for most.
Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Usually better

Most patients will improve with therapy (stretching and core strengthening), activity modification, antiinflammatory meds.

In brief: Usually better

Most patients will improve with therapy (stretching and core strengthening), activity modification, antiinflammatory meds.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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