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Dryburgh, RD. (1988) 'Chondromalacia patellae', J Manipulative Physiol Ther.1988 Jun;11(3):214-7.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther.1988 Jun;11(3):214-7.

Chondromalacia patellae

D R Dryburgh

Abstract:

Chondromalacia patellae is a relatively common condition affecting adolescents or young adults, involving the articular cartilage of the patella and opposing femoral condyles. Etiological factors, clinical features and radiographic signs of this condition are discussed. A conservative treatment approach is put forth emphasizing rehabilitative exercise, bracing and spinal manipulation.

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