Degeneración Basal versus Degeneración Superficial en la Condromalacia Rotuliana

  1. Antonio López Alonso 1
  2. Carlos de las Cuevas Castresana 1
  3. Lucio Díaz-Flores Feo 2
  4. H. Alvares Argüelles 2
  5. A. Aznar Aznar 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España


  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Revista española de cirugía osteoarticular

ISSN: 0304-5056

Year of publication: 1990

Volume: 25

Issue: 147

Pages: 221-236

Type: Article


A special study with samples of tissue s from some patients suffering chondromalacia patellae, arthrosis, and two patients as control, is made. The morphological findings are quite similar in both case s of chondromalacia patellae and arthrosis. Therefore chondromalacia can be consider as a prearthrosis patellar stadium, although in the chondromalacia state, the fenomenous of rarefaction in the matrix of cartilage, superficial and middle of the rotula, are more important.