Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Syndrome)


Chondromalacia patella facts
• Chondromalacia patella is one of the most common cause of chronic knee pain.

• Chondromalacia patella is also known as patellofemoral syndrome.

• The pain associated with chondromalacia patella is aggravated by activity or prolonged sitting with bent knees.

• Abnormal “tracking” allows the kneecap (patella) to grind over the lower end of the thighbone (femur), causing chronic inflammation and pain.

• Treatment involves improving the alignment of the patella during contraction of the thigh muscle.

What is chondromalacia patella?
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