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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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Nomura and Inoue [8] found only fair resuits in patients with preexisting chondromalacia patella.
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.
However, contusion, chondromalacia, osteoarthritis, and active rheumatoid arthritis could not be excluded.
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)
Roentgenographic and anatomic studies on the femoropatellar joint, with special reference to chondromalacia patellae.
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).