What were the symptoms of your chondromalacia patella?
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What are the symptoms
and signs of chondromalacia patella?
The symptoms of chondromalacia patella are generally a
vague discomfort of the inner front of the knee, aggravated by activity (running,
jumping, climbing or descending stairs) or by prolonged sitting with knees in a
moderately bent position (the so called "theater sign" of pain upon arising from
a desk or theater seat). Some patients may also have a vague sense of
"tightness" or "fullness" in the knee area. Occasionally, if chronic symptoms
are ignored, the associated loss of quadriceps (thigh) muscle strength
may cause the leg to "give out." Besides an obvious reduction
in quadriceps muscle mass, mild swelling of the knee area