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chondromalacia patella

By April 26, 2010 - 12:00pm
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One of my best girlfriends for 35 years is experiencing this condition. It has been 2 years and no progress. Has anyone ever had success in recovering from chondromalacia patella?

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Dear Christa

Thank you for your question and for looking out for your friend!

For those unfamiliar with this condition: Chondromalacia patella is a softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella). Articular cartilage is a smooth substance that covers the femur (thighbone), the tibia (shinbone), and the patella. These structures form the knee joint. The articular cartilage cushions these three bones and allows them to move freely and easily where they meet in the knee. But, when the articular cartilage softens or wears away, pain and inflammation result.

Much more can be read on our Chondromalacia Patella here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/chondromalacia-patella

Christa, did you friend have physical therapy or do therapeutic exercising? Did she have surgery?

I hope other women who have (or had) the same condition see this and give you the benefit of their experience!

April 26, 2010 - 1:54pm
(reply to Susan Cody)

Hi thanks for the quick response, yes she has done both...therapy and surgery to no avail for 2 years. Many doctors no success. Anyone who has a good experience beating this or overcoming please share your success story...thanks Susan! Christa

April 27, 2010 - 5:28am
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Anonymous (reply to christa)

HI Christa,
How is your friend now?

January 11, 2013 - 8:10am
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