Chondromalacia Patella: Test, Treatment & Recovery


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What is chondromalacia patella?

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Besides history taking and physical exam, which of the following can be used to diagnose chondromalacia patella and rule out other conditions in the process?

I. X-rays

II. MRI scans

III. Arthroscopy

2. Which of the following is one treatment option for chondromalacia patella?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will help you determine what you know about chondromalacia patella. See if you can identify what this condition is and how it can be treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll measure your understanding of:

  • Available treatments for this condition
  • Methods used to diagnose chondromalacia patella
  • The benefits of using medication like Advil

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about using medications like Advil in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as chondromalacia patella
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different ways this condition is diagnosed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the treatments and prognosis for someone with chondromalacia patella

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this medical condition, review the lesson titled Chondromalacia Patella: Test, Treatment & Recovery. It helps you learn about:

  • The causes of chondromalacia patella
  • Other ways to manage pain
  • When surgery may be required for this condition