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What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

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This catch-all term describes pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap. Sometimes it’s called “runner’s knee” or a “tracking” problem.

From: What Can Go Wrong With My Kneecap? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kidshealth.org from Nemours Foundation: “Jumper’s Knee.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries,” “Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children,” “Patellar Fractures,” “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

U.K. National Health Service: "Dislocated Kneecap."

Johns Hopkins Health Library: "Patellar Instability."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Patellofemoral Instability."

Shepard Center Spine and Pain Institute: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Texas Health Physicians Group: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Kidshealth.org from Nemours Foundation: “Jumper’s Knee.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries,” “Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children,” “Patellar Fractures,” “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

U.K. National Health Service: "Dislocated Kneecap."

Johns Hopkins Health Library: "Patellar Instability."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Patellofemoral Instability."

Shepard Center Spine and Pain Institute: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Texas Health Physicians Group: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 08, 2018

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