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Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Syndrome)

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What symptoms did your chondromalacia patella cause? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Julie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I have had knee pain and swelling from chondromalacia patella for the last 10 years. I have been getting cortisone shots to deal with the pain. My orthopedic surgeon talks about doing a knee cap replacement but I'm reluctant to do something that drastic. I have tried the Gel-One shot with minimum relief.

Comment from: islander4, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

My chondromalacia patella is, I think, the result of a fall where my full body weight came down on both knees. My left knee is/was most injured. Almost an entire year passed before I sought medical help and an MRI was performed and chondromalacia was diagnosed. I want to avoid surgery and I prefer conservative treatment measures. I hope that proper exercise will help.

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