chondromalacia


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chondromalacia

 [kon″dro-mah-la´shah]
abnormal softening of cartilage.

chon·dro·ma·la·ci·a

(kon'drō-mă-lā'shē-ă),
Softening of any cartilage.
[chondro- + G. malakia, softness]

chondromalacia

/chon·dro·ma·la·cia/ (kon″dro-mah-la´shah) abnormal softening of cartilage.

chondromalacia

(kŏn′drō-mə-lā′shə)
n.
Abnormal softening or degeneration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee.

chondromalacia

[kon′drōməlā′shə]
Etymology: Gk, chondros + malakia, softness
a softening of cartilage. Chondromalacia fetalis is a lethal congenital form of the condition in which a stillborn infant has soft and pliable limbs. Chondromalacia patellae occurs in young adults after knee injury and is characterized by swelling, pain, and degenerative changes, which are revealed on x-ray examination.

chondromalacia

Progressive erosion of cartilage

chon·dro·ma·la·ci·a

(kon'drō-mă-lā'shē-ă)
Softening of any cartilage. Compare: patellofemoral syndrome
[chondro- + G. malakia, softness]

chondromalacia

inflammatory degeneration of cartilage; e.g. inflamed medial sesamoid secondary to misalignment or ongoing synovitis; the sesamoid no longer glides with flexor hallucis brevis tendon at the first metatarsophalangeal joint, but is immobilized by fibrous tissue formation, causing hallux limitus

chondromalacia

abnormal softening of cartilage.
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Detection and staging of chondromalacia patellae: Relative efficacies of conventional MR imaging, MR arthrography, and CT arthrography.
Chondromalacia patella is caused by repeated stress on the knee, gradually softening the cartilage under the knee n Runner's knee accounts for more than 25 per cent of overuse injuries treated by sports therapists n Can be linked to overpronation, as the foot rolls inward the knee moves in an abnormal side to side motion n Short term treatment includes reducing running activity and replacing it with swimming, physiotherapy may be required
A 31-year-old woman customer suffered a knee cartilage injury and required arthroscopic surgery and resulting in chondromalacia and emotional distress when she fell after her shopping cart struck a manhole cover and overturned in the parking lot of a Home Depot store.
A GP Dr Rob Hicks says: In chondromalacia the cartilage lining the back of the kneecap becomes damaged.
If treatment is not effectively administered, the area may develop spurs, the pain become chronic, or develop into chondromalacia.
Chondromalacia is a pathological finding of wear and tear of the articular cartilage and is not a specific diagnosis.
By increasing the heel height, lumbar curve increased and pelvic tilt decrease [16], In another study, excessive foot pronation has been known as the factor to develop deviation in pelvis and chondromalacia [17], Barwich et al.
Femoral head chondromalacia was seen in only 11% of hips.
Hines diagnosed Tracy as having chondromalacia, a softening of cartilage under the kneecap.
The presence of intra-articular contrast better demonstrates the size and depth of defects in the articular cartilage and can assist when grading chondromalacia (Figure 20).
PFPS is the most common cause of anterior knee pain and is used synonymously with chondromalacia patellae, PF chondritis and PF arthralgia (17).