Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

Source: Verywell Health

Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.

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