patellofemoral syndrome


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patellofemoral syndrome

anterior knee pain due to a structural or functional disturbance in the relation between the patella and distal femur.

pa·tel·lo·fem·o·ral syn·drome

(pă-tel'ō-fem'ŏr-ăl sin'drōm)
Degenerative condition affecting the articular cartilage of the patella caused by abnormal compression or shearing forces at the knee joint; may cause patellalgia.
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In January I was diagnosed with "atypical" patellofemoral syndrome and sent for an MRI.
This puts stress directly on the knees, often leading to patellofemoral syndrome.
Runners with complaints of knee pain, for example, are sometimes hastily diagnosed by non-sports medicine clinicians with that old favorite, patellofemoral syndrome.
In April of last year I developed lateral knee pain and in June I was diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome.
Hill training is associated with injuries such as iliotibial band tendinitis, and anterior compartment leg tendinitis (shin splints), and can aggravate patellofemoral syndrome (runner's knee).
Most likely the noise you hear (crepitation) is an early form of patellofemoral syndrome also know as Runner's Knee.