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Orthopedic Coding Alert


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Pay attention to the laterality of this condition. Chondromalacia patellae (CMP) is pain at the front of the knee due to an irritation of the undersurface of the kneecap. Often occurring in young, healthy athletes, the kneecap rubs against one side of the knee joint and the cartilage surface becomes irritated. Thus, the patient presents with knee pain. Right now, [...]