Health A-Z

Medical Content Created by the Faculty of the
Harvard Medical School

1SHARES

Prognosis

Simple nonsurgical treatments can relieve knee pain in most people with chondromalacia.

If nonsurgical treatment fails and surgery is required, studies show that most patients are satisfied with the results. Once the damaged cartilage is removed surgically, knee pain usually decreases and the knee functions better.

Page 8 of 9     Next Page:  Chondromalacia Additional Info
Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints
From Health A-Z, Harvard Health Publications. Copyright 2007 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved. Written permission is required to reproduce, in any manner, in whole or in part, the material contained herein. To make a reprint request, contact Harvard Health Publications. Used with permission of StayWell.

You can find more great health information on the Harvard Health Publications website.