chondromalacia


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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.
The stage defined by Outerbridge is the most commonly preferred chondromalacia classification at present as it is more current and easily applicable (17, 19) (Table 1).
Chandnani et al., "Detection and staging of chondromalacia patellae: relative efficacies of conventional MR imaging, MR arthrography, and CT arthrography," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
Chondromalacia patellae can be diagnosed by following conditions: meeting (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) + (5) or (2) + (3) + (4) + (5) + (6).
Nomura and Inoue [8] found only fair resuits in patients with preexisting chondromalacia patella.
Numerous pathologies can affect the patellofemoral compartment of the knee joint like osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patellae, fractures and stress fractures, idiopathic patellofemoral pain syndrome, and others [15].
Endochondral pseudocyst, intra-cartilaginous auricular seroma cyst, cystic chondromalacia, and benign idiopathic cystic chondromalacia are various terminologies given to this disease.
Korkala et al (9) showed that a lateral release tended to improve symptoms in patients with grade II to grade IV chondromalacia. Our findings concur that greater the patellofemoral articulation cartilage wear the more significant the improvement.
Late sequelae include pisotriquetral chondromalacia, subluxation and osteoarthritis consequent to poor alignment of the articular surfaces (7).
Common Pathologies Leading to Anterior Knee Pain (AKP) Articular Cartilage Injury Bone Tumors Chondromalacia Patellae Hoffa's Disease Iliotibial Band Syndrome Loose Bodies Neuromas Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osteochondritis Dissecans Patellar Instability/Subluxation Patellar Stress Fracture Patellar Tendinopathy Patellofemoral Arthritis Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Pes Anserine Bursitis Plica Synovialis Prepatellar Bursitis Previous Surgery Quadriceps Tendinopathy Referred from L/S or Hip Joint Pathology Saphenous Neuritis Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome Symptomatic Bipartite Patella Table 2.
Chondromalacia patella: Not enough is known (SOR C)