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Chondromalacia patella occurs when the cartilage under your kneecap is damaged. If you have chronic knee pain that increases when you walk up or down steps, you may have this condition. Our goal will be to relieve your pain so you can resume your normal activities.


Our orthopedic specialists will design a treatment plan that may include a brace, taping or physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your knees. If your pain continues, we may recommend minimally invasive orthopedic surgery to remove damaged cartilage. Surgery to realign the kneecap may be the best treatment option for more severe cases.