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Offline Stasha83

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'Soft and spongy' kneecap
« on: October 22, 2010, 08:38:04 AM »
Hi

Quick question... Following surgery, my OS commented that my kneecap was 'soft and spongy'. At the time (4 motnhs ago) I was totally clueless and didnt think to question this statement. Does anyone know what this could be indicative of, if anything?

Many thanks in advance for any help.   :D
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Re: 'Soft and spongy' kneecap
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 12:21:38 PM »
comments like that are typical of a condition called chondromalacia, which is softened articular cartilage.
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Re: 'Soft and spongy' kneecap
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 03:24:57 PM »
If with a slightly bent leg he was able to push down your kneecap with a kind of spongy feeling then that could be tendons but odds are he's talking about he under side.
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Re: 'Soft and spongy' kneecap
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 04:00:19 PM »
Many thanks for the replies.  :)

I'm pretty sure it is the underside, I've got some images that were taken during my scope and one of them is of an instrument being prodded into the kneecap to show the softness.

If anyone could point me in the right direction as to where best to find some more info I would be ever so grateful as 4 months later, my knee is now worse than prior to surgery and I'm desperate to try and find some answers.

Thanks again
June 2010 - R knee TPF & Hoffa removal
Dec 2010 - R knee- Arthrofibrosis
Dec 2010 - L knee Myxoid degeneration of meniscus
Jan 2011 - R Knee 11 steroid injections & Synvisc1
Feb 11 - MUA & LOA
June 11- Steroid inj, EMG & nerve tests
Aug 11 - MUA & LOA
Feb 12 - R Knee denervation

Offline Kimberly 77

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Re: 'Soft and spongy' kneecap
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 04:05:38 PM »
Look up articular cartilage damage. You should find some info there. Now my question is how does everyone get there pictures from surgery. I have been dying to see what my knee cap looks like and after surgery my Dr. only showed them to my mom and my husband. Can I go to the hospital and ask for them? I really don't know much about what he did in there.
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Re: 'Soft and spongy' kneecap
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 04:10:54 PM »
Thanks for the tip, I know what I'll be researching tonight!  ;D

I should think if you ask your Dr (or maybe the hospital where you had your procedure?) he should be able to provide them for you? I didn't actually ask for mine (didn't even know they exsisted - I really was very clueless!), they were just included in my discharge folder along with my x-rays and MRI scans.
June 2010 - R knee TPF & Hoffa removal
Dec 2010 - R knee- Arthrofibrosis
Dec 2010 - L knee Myxoid degeneration of meniscus
Jan 2011 - R Knee 11 steroid injections & Synvisc1
Feb 11 - MUA & LOA
June 11- Steroid inj, EMG & nerve tests
Aug 11 - MUA & LOA
Feb 12 - R Knee denervation