Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.
Is there a better option for the surgical management of displaced femoral neck fractures? Maybe not better, but at least as good, according to the findings of a large clinical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study – a head-to-head comparison of THA and hemiarthroplasty to treat displaced femoral head fractures – included nearly 1500 patients at 80 institutions in 10 countries.
Iliopsoas syndrome is one of several conditions that affect the hip joint or iliopsoas. Common conditions that affect this part of the body include iliopsoas bursitis and iliopsoas tendinitis. These conditions are common among gymnasts, dancers, and track and field athletes who perform repeated hip flexion movements.