"Chondromalacia Patellae" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A degeneration of the ARTICULAR CARTILAGE of the PATELLA, caused by a decrease in sulfated MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the ground substance. When accompanied by pain, it is sometimes considered part of or confused with PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME.
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