[kon-droh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh]
- degeneration of cartilage in the knee, usually caused by excessive wear between the patella and lower end of the femur.
Origin of chondromalacia
Also called runner's knee.
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- Abnormal softening or degeneration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee.
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