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[kon-droh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌkɒn droʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/
noun, Pathology
degeneration of cartilage in the knee, usually caused by excessive wear between the patella and lower end of the femur.
Also called runner's knee.
Origin of chondromalacia Unabridged
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  • His chondromalacia symptoms persisted in spite of focused non-operative care, including a cortisone injection.
  • There was no significant chondromalacia or arthritic changes.
  • There was no mention of articular cartilage injury of chondromalacia in the operative report.
chondromalacia in Medicine

chondromalacia chon·dro·ma·la·cia (kŏn'drō-mə-lā'shə)
Abnormal softening or degeneration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee.

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