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What is Chondromalacia?

What is Chondromalacia?

  • Chondromalacia: Degeneration or irritation of joint cartilage that usually affects the knees. It is believed to be caused most often by overuse of the joint.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Chondromalacia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Chondromalacia: Introduction

Types of Chondromalacia:

Broader types of Chondromalacia:

Who gets Chondromalacia?

Profile for Chondromalacia: This disorder occurs most often in young adults (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS)

What causes Chondromalacia?

Causes of Chondromalacia: see causes of Chondromalacia
Risk factors for Chondromalacia: see risk factors for Chondromalacia

What are the symptoms of Chondromalacia?

Symptoms of Chondromalacia: see symptoms of Chondromalacia

Can anyone else get Chondromalacia?

More information: see contagiousness of Chondromalacia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Chondromalacia

Chondromalacia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chondromalacia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chondromalacia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chondromalacia: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chondromalacia.
Treatments for Chondromalacia: see treatments for Chondromalacia

Organs Affected by Chondromalacia:

Organs and body systems related to Chondromalacia include:

Name of Chondromalacia

Main name of condition: Chondromalacia

Chondromalacia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Chondromalacia:


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