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Offline SLA75

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Chondromalacia and patellar tendonitis - any advice?
« on: March 16, 2012, 01:01:47 AM »
Hi my name is Angela. 37yrs old from Australia. I have had knee pain for 18mths worse in right. Have always played sport, including netball and jogging and tennis. Now I cannot walk without pain. It is constant. Pain in kneecaps. Jarring/ banging pain. I gave up sport 1 yr ago.
Much physio - told to strengthen quads by squats,  then knee surgeon said don't bend down! Then told to 'get over it' and enjoy my kids. A bit hard to enjoy life when you cannot move!
No surgery yet. MRI of chondromalacia but also suspect patellar tendonitis. Latest dr doing PRP injections but no help yet.
I would love advice on whether cartilage transplant surgery may help or anything else. ::)
I cannot handle the fact that my problem seems to have no cure.
It is really getting me down. Thanks for reading!

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Re: Chondromalacia and patellar tendonitis - any advice?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 05:15:05 PM »
Hi Angela,

curious as to how were doing right now? did you get prp?

ps - sometimes I get back to this blog too often - my email is [email protected]

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Re: Chondromalacia and patellar tendonitis - any advice?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 12:48:13 PM »
for the patella tendon tendonitis I was told to do ice massage. Not comfortable, but it did help over time.
multiple arthroscopies 2/00,3/01,6/01,1/03, 12/07,10/10. chondromalacia, severe medial joint space narrowing following 3 partial menisectomies, chronic pain problems, kneecap problems, OCD lesion, failed mfx.