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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2007 Aug;18(3):439-58, viii.

Patellofemoral pain.

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  • 1Department of Human Movement Sciences, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Athletic Training Education Program, Pavilion Room 350, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA.


Patellofemoral pain is an extremely common disorder, especially in female athletes. There is, however, no true consensus as to the cause and appropriate treatment for patellofemoral pain. This article reviews the epidemiology of patellofemoral pain as well as the proposed etiologies, including quadriceps dysfunction, static alignment disorders, and dynamic alignment disorders. The article also reviews both conservative and surgical treatment of patellofemoral pain.

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