chondromalacia


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chondromalacia

[¦kän·drō·mə′lā·shə]
(medicine)
Softening of a cartilage.
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At the time of arthroscopic surgery, grade III chondromalacia changes were found diffusely over the femoral head.
Treatment of chondromalacia patellae by lateral retinaclar release of the patella.
One study showed that DPT improved self-reported pain and function scores in patients with chronic knee pain secondary to chondromalacia patella.
By increasing the heel height, lumbar curve increased and pelvic tilt decrease [20], In another study, excessive foot pronation has been known as the factor to develop deviation in pelvis and chondromalacia [21], Barwich et al.
Knee - Knee pain ,Stiffness,Osteo arthritis of knee,Knee ligament ,meniscus,Tendon injuries,Knee Chondromalacia Patella(Runners knee),Patello femoral pain syndrome,Cartilage Injuries and disorders.
The differential diagnosis includes benign or malignant cutaneous tumors, such as basal cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, squamous cell carcinoma actinic keratosis, atypical fibroxanthoma , cystic chondromalacia, elastotic nodules of the ears, Merkel cell carcinoma, perforating dermatoses, gouty tophi, verruca vulgaris, molluscum contagiosum, cutaneous horn and pseudocyst of the auricle.
Besides decreased range of motion, limited use, and pain, one may develop arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, chondromalacia patellae (kneecap pain), and other problems.
Bakhtiary and Fatemi (17) found similar pain reduction and higher levels of increased strength of the quadriceps muscle in patients doing mini-squats compared with those performing straight leg raises in the treatment of patellar chondromalacia.
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.
Early motion of the hock joint lessens stiffness and chondromalacia within the joint.