Chondromalacia patella

Case contributed by Dr Sakher Alkhaderi

Presentation

Anterior knee pain and stiffness increasing over the last 3 months

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

The MRI images demonstrate focal abnormal signal changes and marked thinning of the lateral aspect of the patellar articular cartilage with fraying, fissuring and marked contour irregularity with evidence of moderate subchondral bone reactive changes that appear hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on PDFS, and marked thinning of the articular plate. Appearances are consistent with chondromalacia patella grade 4 according to the modified Outerbridge grading system.

Case Discussion

Chondrmalacia patella is a condition that is characterized by inflammation and softening of the patellofemoral cartilage with resultant cartilage damage and patellofemoral pain.

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Case Information

rID: 42029
Case created: 2nd Jan 2016
Last edited: 3rd Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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