Regenerative Medicine, Patellar Chondromalacia and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Regenerative Medicine, Patellar Chondromalacia and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellar chondromalacia represents a degenerative process of the hyaline cartilage coating the posterior patella as it articulates with hyaline cartilage of the femoral groove. It is often termed patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) or runner's knee. The term patellofemoral pain syndrome generally refers to anterior knee pain and is more of a “catch all” term that is not specific to chondromalacia, however the terms are frequently used interchangeably.


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