AKP is an abbreviation for 'anterior knee pain'.

patellofemoral pain syndrome
anterior knee pain
anterior knee pain syndrome

Why does everyone seem so vague about kneecap pain?

The literature about the kneecap is all a muddle, both online and in professional journals!

Symptoms associated with patellofemoral pain

Part 5a of a course on Patellofemoral Pain by Dr Ronald Grelsamer of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Patellofemoral Pain

Dr Ronald Grelsamer goes into substantial detail in this richly illustrated course, outlining and discussing the various possible causes of pain in the kneecap region.



Patellofemoral pain syndrome in female athletes: A review of diagnoses, etiology and treatment options. Vora M, Curry E, Chipman A, Matzkin E and Li X. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2017 Dec 14; 9(4): 7281.

Current clinical, radiological and treatment perspectives of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Gulati A, McElrath C, MD, Wadhwa V, Shah JP and Chhabra A. Br J Radiol. 2018 Jun; 91(1086): 20170456.

See also -

Anterior Knee Pain - an approach to investigation - ebook