Grade 4 Chondromalacia Patella

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Definition

Chondromalacia patella is the softening and breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that lines the underside of the kneecap (patella).

It is a common cause of anterior knee pain.


Alternative Names

Patellofemoral syndrome; Knee pain - chondromalacia


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Chondromalacia of the patella occurs in adolescents and young adults.

The condition is more common in females. It can be related to the abnormal position of the knee.

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