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Clin Sports Med. 2015 Apr;34(2):313-27. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2014.12.011. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

Patellofemoral pain: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options.

Author information

1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University, Campus Box 8233, St Louis, MO 63108, USA. Electronic address: rothermichm@wudosis.wustl.edu.
2
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, 400 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Suite 330, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.

Abstract

Patients with anterior knee pain present a complex and common problem to health care providers. The diagnosis and treatment of these patients often involve a comprehensive evaluation that includes assessing the chronicity of the pain, the specific location of the complaint, and the previous treatment modalities attempted by the patient. This common diagnosis includes a wide variety of different pathologic abnormalities that can be present independently or concomitantly and cause a spectrum of disabilities for the patient.

KEYWORDS:

Anterior knee pain; Patellofemoral pain; Treatment options

PMID:
25818716
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2014.12.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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