Ann Rheum Dis 40:37-41 doi:10.1136/ard.40.1.37
  • Research Article

Effect of aspirin treatment on chondromalacia patellae.


Twenty-nine patients (21 females and 8 males) with chondromalacia patellae diagnosed by arthroscopy were randomly allocated to receive aspirin or placebo for 3 months. Clinical and arthroscopic examination after 3 months showed no significant change in symptoms, signs, or macroscopic appearances in either group. Surgical treatment was performed in 14 patients for deteriorating symptoms.