Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chondromalacia Evaluation

Evaluation of chondromalacia begins with a medical history and knee examination.

Physical findings in someone with chondromalacia include:

  • Grating or crepitation of the knee joint with range of motion
  • Knee swelling

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of chondromalacia.

Tests that may be used to evaluate chondromalacia include:

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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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