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Chondromalacia: Introduction

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia (KON-dro-mah-LAY-she-ah), also called chondromalaciapatellae, refers to softening of the articular cartilage of the ... more about 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chondromalacia is available below.

Symptoms of Chondromalacia

Treatments for Chondromalacia

  • Low-impact exercises - only acceptable if knee does not bend too much
    • Swimming
    • Stationary bicycle
    • Cross-country ski machine
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • more treatments...»

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Chondromalacia: Deaths

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Causes of Chondromalacia

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Article Excerpts about Chondromalacia

Chondromalacia (KON-dro-mah-LAY-she-ah), also called chondromalaciapatellae, refers to softening of the articular cartilage of the knee cap. This disorder occurs most often in young adults (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS)

Definitions of Chondromalacia:

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


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