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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Besides decreased range of motion, limited use, and pain, one may develop arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, chondromalacia patellae (kneecap pain), and other problems.
Other pathologies to consider in an adolescent with knee pain, tenderness and disability of the knee joint (of the extensor mechanism) include patellar ligament rupture, quadriceps tendinopathy, quadriceps tendon rupture, patellar dislocation, chondromalacia patellae and prepatellar bursitis.
Arthroscopy in the diagnosis of chondromalacia patellae.