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Suggest treatment for chondral defects

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: small chondral defect in lateral femoral condyle measuring 3 mm in transverse dimension; moderate chondromalacia involving medial patellar facet. Horrible pain last week couldn't walk without walker. A bit better this tuesday but knee still gives way with pain. My doctor say to rest it for a week. Any suggestions? Thanks-Karen XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Rest, analgesic and glucosamine are helpful.

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Rest and analgesic such as ibuprofen are helpful in pain relief. Glucosamine, vitamin B and C is helpful in recovery. Vitamin D3 can be useful if vitamin D deficiency (Low vitamin D levels on test). You can discuss with your doctor about it.

Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

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Brief Answer: Rest, analgesic and glucosamine are helpful. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Rest and analgesic such as ibuprofen are helpful in pain relief. Glucosamine, vitamin B and C is helpful in recovery. Vitamin D3 can be useful if vitamin D deficiency (Low vitamin D levels on test). You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.