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
Patellofemoral syndrome; Knee pain - chondromalacia
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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