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Knee Surg Relat Res. 2012 Dec;24(4):193-200. doi: 10.5792/ksrr.2012.24.4.193. Epub 2012 Nov 29.

Patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Research Institue for Medical Sciences, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.


Patellofemoral arthritis is a fairly common disease, and it has been gaining interest with increasing number of studies due to its diverse treatment methods. Patellofemoral arthritis has a broad range of management options according to the characteristics of individual diseases. Identifying whether patellofemoral arthritis is the primary cause of knee pain and is compartment arthritis is necessary for establishing an adequate treatment method. Through investigation of the literature, the issues of recent knowledge of femoropatella arthritis and the diagnosis and treatment of which were studied.


Diagnosis; Patellofemoral arthritis; Treatment

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