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Other conditions with symptoms similar to patellar tracking disorder

Other conditions that can cause symptoms similar to those of patellar tracking disorder include:

  • Tendon, ligament, or muscle problems, such as patellar tendinitis or plica.
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease.
  • Arthritis of the knee joint.

For more information on causes of knee pain, see the topic Knee Problems and Injuries.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Last Revised January 19, 2010

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Last Updated: January 19, 2010
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