chondromalacia

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Related to Chondromalacia patellae: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Plica Syndrome

chondromalacia

[¦kän·drō·mə′lā·shə]
(medicine)
Softening of a cartilage.
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The patients with chondromalacia patellae (without considering the grades) and without chondromalacia patellae were evaluated using the same five patellar maltracking parameters, and the relationship between patellofemoral joint morphology and the presence of chondromalacia patellae was interpreted.
Chondromalacia patellae can be diagnosed by following conditions: meeting (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) + (5) or (2) + (3) + (4) + (5) + (6).
Nilsson, "Radiologic evaluation of chondromalacia patellae," Acta Radiologica, vol.
Other problems causing knee dysfunction and pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, and chondromalacia patellae. Referred pain, which occurs when a ligament injury or weakness in one part of the body causes pain in another part, may also be involved.
Detection and staging of chondromalacia patellae: Relative efficacies of conventional MR imaging, MR arthrography, and CT arthrography.
Arthroscopy in the diagnosis of chondromalacia patellae. Ann Rheum Dis.
He has chondromalacia patellae. The back of the kneecap should have a smooth covering of cartilage which enables it to glide over the bottom of the femur or thigh bone when the leg is straightened.
Roentgenographic and anatomic studies on the femoropatellar joint, with special reference to chondromalacia patellae. Acta orthop Scand 1941;12:319-410.
Most patients with chondromalacia patellae have focal increased signal in the cartilage or focal contour defects in the cartilage surface on T2-weighted MR images [13].