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Abnormal softening or degeneration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee.

[chondro- + Greek malakiā, softness (from malakos, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]


n. condromalacia, reblandecimiento anormal de los cartílagos.
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But none of that may be necessary if all that arthroscopy revealed was grade one or two chondromalacia, which is a softening of the cartilage.
On October 11, he (Wahab) underwent an MRI investigation; he has significant osteochondral defects in the lateral tibial condyle (bone damage), advanced chondromalacia patella (damage to the cartilage under the knee cap) and suspicion of a tear to the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus (outer knee cartilage).
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.
Grade 3 chondromalacia was evident within the central region of her trochlea and the distal, lateral facet of her patella.
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.
Knee application still holds the largest share among others due to the high frequency of ACL injuries along with other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, meniscal cartilage damage, and patellar chondromalacia.
Chondromalacia, or cartilage softening, without surface cartilage defect is the earliest stage of cartilage injury and may appear on MRI as focal areas of increased signal intensity on T2-weighted images (Figure 3).
Contact pressures in chondromalacia patellae and the effects of capsular reconstructive procedures.
A Sounds like your GP thinks he has chondromalacia.