Patella pain (kneecap)

The following injuries cause kneecap or patella pain which may occur under the patella, at the bottom (lower pole), or along the top where the quadriceps muscles attaches.

Chondromalacia patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella (CMP) is damage to the articular cartilage under the kneecap. Symptoms are similar to patellofemoral pain as the kneecap rubs on the bone underneath causing swelling and pain. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda …

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