Home   Contact Us Link Sites
 
 
 Knee anatomy
 Introduction to knee      Arthroscopy
 Anterior Cruciate Ligament      injury
 Posterior cruciate ligament      injury
 Multi ligamentous injuries
 Meniscus Tear
 Articular cartilage injuries
 Arthritis(Osteo-arthritis)
 Chondromalacia patella
 Patellar Instability
 Knee Infection
Stiff Knee
 Other indications
 
   
 
Chondromalacia Patella
     
 

Chondromalacia patellae is damage to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap (patella).It is associated with lax joints ,over use sports and patellar alignment problems.It is more common in young (women)population.
   
 
Complaints
 
Pain underneath or around the edges of the patella

A grinding sensation may be felt when extending the leg.

Pain aggravated with squatting, kneeling, going up or down stairs
 
Diagnosis
 
Your symptoms plus a doctor's examination of the knee

Special knee x-rays - may help to rule out cartilage changes.

MRI scan/CT scan

Arthroscopy of the knee to see exactly what the cartilage looks like.
   
 
Treatment
 
Avoid aggravating factors

Analgesics

Physiotherapy

Arthroscopy
   
 
 
 
 
  Behind Taj Deccan, Near to Banjara Hills Road No. 1, Erramanzil Colony, Hyderabad – 500 004. AP, INDIA. Phone : +91 - 40 - 2330 2996, 6646 2996.
  Fax : +91 - 40 - 2331 0696   E-Mail : raghuveer3@rediffmail.com
  © 2009 SISA. All Rights Reserved. Home | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us