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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Of those four, three were empirical; 'A Two Year Study of Type I "Clicky" Hips', by Dene Hancock; A clinical study of Chondromalacia Patellae by Richard Hopkins, and a 'Post-Basic Education Questionnaire Survey' commissioned by the Education Committee of the Society.
Anterior knee pain, patello-femoral pain, chondromalacia patella and patello-femoral arthralgia were used interchangeably in the past.
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