CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA- MRI GRADING

Introduction: Chondromalacia patellae is characterized by patello-femoral (retropatellar) joint pain, accentuated during knee flexion, and associated crepitus. Softening of the articular cartilage with associated degenerative changes is responsible for the spectrum of changes seen. Chondromalacia most often affects adolescents and young adults and may be primary and idiopathic or occur subsequent trauma.

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