TSR Injury Law is a leading Minnesota Personal Injury Law Firm with extensive experience litigating knee injury cases, including chondromalacia. We care about you and understand the pain involved with this injury. We will give you knowledgeable, aggressive representation. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
Minnesota Chondromalacia Injury
Chondromalacia is the softening of the cartilage on the back side of the patella due to misalignment. The misalignment is frequently the result of trauma to the patella, as in a patella fracture, dislocation, menisci damage, or patellar tendon rupture. A misaligned patella rubs on the end of the femur, destroying the cartilage and making it look like crab meat. This not only causes inflammation but moderate to intense pain and grinding in the knee.
Minnesota Chondromalacia Treatment
The first steps in treating chondromalacia are:
- rest the knee to lessen the intensity of the chondromalacia pain
- take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- do physical therapy, especially quadriceps strengthening and hamstring stretching
Alignment is key to minimizing chondromalacia. If the alignment of the patella cannot be improved or corrected with physical therapy, surgery may be necessary. Depending on the type and extent of misalignment, the surgery may be arthroscopic or open.
Surgery for chondromalacia has a high success rate. But there may be complications, including:
- failure to relieve pain
- increased pain
Minnesota Chondromalacia Lawyers
Even though chondromalacia is very painful and debilitating, it is marginalized by insurance companies. If you are suffering from chondromalacia from a negligent accident, you need a lawyer who understands chondromalacia and will aggressively defend your rights. The lawyers at TSR Injury Law know Minnesota law. They know chondromalacia. They will fight for you. Call one of our Chondromalacia Lawyers at 612-TSR-TIME or submit free contact form.