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Chondromalacia of the fabella: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3955458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 46-year-old man suffered from chondromalacia of the fabella after minor trauma to the back of the knee. The condition was misdiagnosed initially as fasciitis, tendinitis, a Baker's cyst and a herniated lumbar intervertebral disc. Pathognomonic signs were pain behind the lateral femoral condyle on palpation and compression of the fabella and also on passive extension of the knee. Conservative management was unsuccessful. Excision of the fabella gave quick and lasting relief.
P Legendre; J V Fowles; C Godin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-13     Completed Date:  1986-05-13     Revised Date:  2007-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage Diseases / etiology,  pathology*
Cartilage, Articular / pathology*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Knee Injuries / complications
Knee Joint*
Middle Aged
Sesamoid Bones / pathology*,  surgery
Tendinopathy / diagnosis

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