Chondromalacia patella, also known as runner's knee, is a knee condition that can cause pain and grinding when the knee is flexed. It's due to the breakdown in the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) that causes bones to rub against each other. Overuse (especially from running or cycling), trauma, such as a fracture, or a misalignment of the kneecap and femur can all cause chondromalacia.
The 12 weeks of your knee replacement recovery period are very important. Committing to a plan and encouraging yourself to do as much as possible each day will help you heal faster. Rehabilitation begins right after you wake up from surgery.
What happens when the blood supply to your bones is somehow damaged? The condition has a name, avascular necrosis, and it can trigger the death of bone cells.
Pre-surgery exercise and education—widely known as prehabilitation—can significantly improve outcomes for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open
Patella baja is caused by excessive joint line elevation, which causes persistent overload and discomfort. The design of the TKR might have an impact on postoperative patellofemoral problems. After TKR, patellofemoral maltracking and patellar dislocation are often caused by surgical mistakes.