Chondromalacia cortisone?

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Ive just been to see my Consultant and he has confirmed that i have condromalacia. He has suggested cortisone injections.

Has anyone had them? did they work? how long did the pain relief last for?

Having done a quick bit of research online there seems to be varied opinions so any advice would my much appreciated.

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    HI sarah! what grade is your chondromalicia?! and do you a meniscus tear? my mri showed chondromalicia patella hrade 1 AND degenerative medial meniscus tear grade 2 AND all drs advised me for strenghtening my leg muscles. NO injections or definitely surgery

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      He didnt actually grade it at all but did say i have a meniscus tear as well.

      Wishing i'd asked him about the grading now, hopefully when i get a copy of his letter it will say.

      Do you find that the exercises help?

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    worked for me for maybe two injections; after that, it did not. It's hit and miss with those injections.

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    I have had 2 or 3 but they don't last that long.May be 3 or 4 weeks.You won't normally get given more than 3 a year.

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