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Offline Ravi0990

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Grade 2 chondromalacia
« on: November 23, 2016, 06:59:03 AM »
Hi everyone.  I'm 29 female. I tore my ACL in 2011. I had another MRI done and the findings are:

chronic tear of the ACL.
Complex tear in the peripheral third of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Grade 2 chondromalacia of the medial femoral condyle and patella.

I'm concerned about the chondromalacia. Is this common? I'm fairly young. I know my muscles in the leg are weak and that may be a contributing factor. I  want to avoid grade 4. I don't have any pain right now but i will be looking into surgery for the ACL and meniscus this year. I don't think there is anything that can be done for the chondromalacia. Please give me some advice on this. I'm scared of a knee joint replacement later on in life.

Also what is the difference between a complex tear and a chronic tear?

Thank you all.
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