Chondromalacia Of The Patella

(Patellofemoral syndrome)

The chondromalacia of the patella is characterized by a softening of the cartilage of the patella.

Chondromalacia of the patella causes generalized knee pain, especially when walking up and down stairs, in sports, particularly the strain on the knee or while sitting for a long period (theater characters). Usually the pain occurs without swelling. This disorder is due to angular and rotational changes of the leg, which bring the individual components of the quadriceps off balance and have a patellar deformity result.

The chondromalacia of the patella is characterized by a softening of the cartilage of the patella. Chondromalacia of the patella causes generalized knee pain, especially when walking up and down stairs, in sports, particularly the strain on the knee or while sitting for a long period (theater characters). Usually the pain occurs without swelling. This disorder is due to angular and rotational changes of the leg, which bring the individual components of the quadriceps off balance and have a patellar deformity result. Acute pain by chondromalacia of the patella is treated with a physical therapy to improve the mechanical, ice packs and analgesics. Children with chondromalacia of the patella should avoid several days of pain-causing activities (typically those in which the knees are bent). The permanent or recurring pain associated with chondromalacia of the patella rarely require arthroscopy with smoothing of cartilage.

Health Life Media Team

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