[Definition of patellar chondropathy and patellar chondromalacia].


In the course of a review of the literature the definition, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease entities chondropathy and patellar chondromalacia are compared. Without exception, the descriptions found are inconsistent and inaccurate. A new classification--chondromalacia, patellar and peripatellar syndrome--is proposed. Possible causes of these diseases in the subchrondral vascular system are mentioned explicitly ("patellar migraine", "patellar claudication").

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@article{Graf1990DefinitionOP, title={[Definition of patellar chondropathy and patellar chondromalacia].}, author={J{\"{u}rgen Graf and F. U. Niethard and Horst Cotta}, journal={Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete}, year={1990}, volume={128 3}, pages={289-94} }