Chondromalacia patella

Case contributed by Dr Angela Byrne

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Irregularity of the subchondral surface in the mid portion of the patella.

MRI

MRI confirms the presence of cartilage irregularity with a central defect associated with bony change and oedema.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with chondromalacia patella.

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Case information

rID: 8131
Case created: 13th Jan 2010
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2015
Tags: patella, knee
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