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Chondromalacia

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Chondromalacia is a condition where the cartilage of the under surface of the knee cap undergoes wear and tear. Chondromalacia in other terms is called as Runners Knee as it is very common in athletes who involve specially in running. However it may equally affect other individuals too.

Chondromalacia can also occur in individuals with osteoarthritis of knee, young individuals who are obese, or in individuals with trauma to knee cap.

Causes of  Chondromalacia

  • Trauma
  • Obesity
  • Athletics
  • Repeated usage
  • Age related wear and tear
  • Lack of exercises

 

Who is at Risk for Chondromalacia?

  • Female sex
  • Elderly people
  • People with flat foot
  • Athletes
  • Individual with osteoarthritis

 

Symptoms of Chondromalacia

  • Pain over knee
  • Joint line tenderness
  • Crepitus
  • Swelling over knee
  • Severe pain while getting up after prolonged sitting

 

Diagnosis

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Clinical examination
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan study
  • Arthroscopic Examination

 

Treatment

  • Analgesics and Anti- inflammatory
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercises
  • Lubricants
  • Hot fermentation
  • Surgery