Grade III chondromalacia

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Chronic anterior knee pain when running or climbing. History of ACL repair.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Unsharp "villous" contours and hyperintensity of the cartilage on the medial retropatellar surface. Joint effusion. No subchondral cysts or oedema.

Case Discussion

These findings would correspond to chondral fibrillation on arthroscopy.

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Case Information

rID: 17676
Case created: 3rd May 2012
Last edited: 2nd Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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