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Chondromalacia Patellae MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chondromalacia Patellae
Tree Number(s)
C05.182.100
C17.300.182.100
Unique ID
D046789
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D046789
Scope Note
A degeneration of the ARTICULAR CARTILAGE of the PATELLA, caused by a decrease in sulfated MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the ground substance. When accompanied by pain, it is sometimes considered part of or confused with PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME.
Entry Term(s)
Patella, Chondromalacia Of
Previous Indexing
Cartilage Diseases (1968-2004)
See Also
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
2005
History Note
2005
Date Established
2005/01/01
Date of Entry
2004/07/19
Revision Date
2012/07/03
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