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Chondromalacia Patella (cont.)

Prognosis

The outlook for recovery from chondromalacia patella is excellent. Full recovery is expected, even though it can take months to years to resolve. This is particularly the case when chondromalacia patella occurs in teenage girls, whose bodies are undergoing substantial physical changes. Fortunately, their symptoms tend to completely resolve in adulthood.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCE:

Klippel, John. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases, 13th ed. New York: Springer, 2008.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/19/2014

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