Current concepts of etiology and treatment of chondromalacia patellae.

  • Kusnezov N
  • Watts N
  • Belmont P
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The relationship of patellofemoral congruency with chondromalacia patellae (CP) was retrospectively evaluated. Lateral patellar tilt angle (LPTA), sulcus angle (SA), trochlear depth (TD), and patella angle (PA) were measured at 301 knee magnetic resonance images and compared between groups with and without CP. In the CP group, LPTA and TD were significantly low (P< .01), SA was high (P< .01), while PA showed no difference (P> .05). The parameters were also compared between groups with mild and severe CP, and no significant difference was found (P> .05). Our results demonstrate that patellar tilt and trochlear dysplasia are related to the presence but not the degree of CP. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

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  • 2b
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Arthrography
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage
  • Cartilage Diseases/*diagnosis/etiology
  • Chondral pathology
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Elmslie-Trillat
  • Excessive lateral pressure syndrome
  • Fat thickness
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imaging
  • Incidental patellofemoral lesions
  • Knee Injuries/complications
  • Knee Joint/*pathology
  • Knee joint
  • Knee pain
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/*diagnostic use
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patella
  • Patella/*pathology
  • Patellar instability
  • Patello-femoral dysfunction
  • Patellofemoral joint
  • Patellofemoral malalignment syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Physical examination
  • anatomy
  • anterior knee pain
  • cartilage
  • cartilage diseases
  • chondromalacia
  • composition
  • epidemiology
  • fibrocartilage
  • group dynamics
  • histology
  • interdependent sport
  • level of evidence
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • matrix
  • neoplasia
  • osteoarthritis
  • sport psychology

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  • Nicholas Kusnezov

  • Nathaniel Watts

  • Philip J Belmont

  • Justin D Orr

  • Brian Waterman

  • Kyle Paradis

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