Chondromalacia of the patella in Chinese. A postmortem study.

Marar, BC; Orth, MC; Pillay, VK
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Two hundred knees of 100 Chinese cadavera were studied with reference to factors which have been implicated in the etiology of chondromalacia of the patella. The findings were as follows: chondromalacia of the patella was less common in Chinese than in Europeans, did not always start in the medial patellar facet, and showed no relationship to the presence of abnormal menisci or to the anatomical characteristics of the medial femoral condyle which have been suggested as causative factors.

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