A group of symptoms which tend to suggest that there is a problem in the joint between the kneecap (patella) and its underlying groove in the femur bone.

Synonyms: 
PFPS
PFS
Patellofemoral syndrome
AKP
Anterior knee pain
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Pain syndromes related to the patella

A syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms that tend to occur together.

Here is a list of useful resources for patellar patients.

Because the patella is an integral part of the whole muscle-...

An explanation of factors affecting measurement of the Q-angle.

Physiothrapist, Lee Herrington, explores those problems that may cause pain in the front of the knee.

Discussing rotational problems with the log bones of the leg and how they can affect the kneecap.

What are the common kneecap problems?

A quick overview of kneecap problems to help you with your research.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Examination of the patellofemoral joint. Manske RC and Davies GJ. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec; 11(6): 831–853.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome in female athletes: A review of diagnoses, etiology and treatment options. Molly Vora,1 Emily Curry,2 Amanda Chipman,3 Elizabeth Matzkin,4 and Xinning Li1 Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2017 Dec 14; 9(4): 7281.


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