The aetiology of chondromalacia and peripatellar pain

  • L. Weh
  • W. Eickhoff
  • R. Prahl
Conference paper

Abstract

The origin of spontaneous peripatellar pain is still open to discussion. Many authors still assume a primary cartilage problem. Some names of the syndrome, such as “jumper’s knee”, suggest a high-pull stress aetiology. The aim of this study was to show the primarily functional character of the spontaneous peripatellar pain and subsequent chondromalacia.

Keywords

Peri Dura Tendinitis Chondromalacia 

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References

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Weh
    • 1
  • W. Eickhoff
    • 1
  • R. Prahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic and Neurological Clinic of the UniversityHamburgFederal Republic of Germany

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