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Runner's Knee (Chondromalacia)

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Orthopedics is one of South Lake Hospital's stand-out specialties. From the highly-trained group of orthopedic surgeons servicing South Lake County to our expertise in rehabilitation, we serve a wide variety of orthopedic needs from common injuries to sports injuries.

Overview

The damage to the cartilage under your kneecap may heal with rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medicine. Your doctor may also recommend exercises to improve your strength and balance, as well as non-weight bearing exercises like swimming or riding a stationary bike. In severe cases, they may recommend arthroscopic surgery to cut out your damaged cartilage or release tense ligaments.