Chondromalacia patellae

Case contributed by Dr Angela Byrne

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Female

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


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

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with chondromalacia patellae.

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Case information

rID: 8131
Published: 13th Jan 2010
Last edited: 9th Dec 2018
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