Chondromalacia with premature osteoarthritis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Knee pain and limitation of movement after recurrent trauma. Patient is atheletic. The patient had previous arthroscopy for meniscal tear.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male

Complete ACL tear with buckled yet intact PCL. The PHMM is degenerated with evidence of previous arthroscopic repair. There is focal cartilage loss at the medial femoral condyle with underlying reactive bony changes. Moreover there is premature osteoarthritic changes of the medial tibio-femoral articulation.

Case Discussion

Grade IV chondromalacia of the medial femoral condyle with premature osteoarthritis. The previous arthroscopy may be responsible for the cartilage damage.

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Case information

rID: 36484
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 4th Sep 2016
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