#5 – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Phil Davidson, MD – Utah Orthopedic Surgeon
This condition involves pain in the front of the knee, coming from the joint where the patella articulates with the underlying femur. People get this condition both from injury or, more commonly, from malalignment and overuse.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is usually treated non-surgically with therapy, bracing, and injection therapies as early options. Many patients require surgery to treat this condition, which addresses both the damaged cartilage and any malalignment or instability.
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If you are currently suffering from knee pain, the first step is to determine what may be causing your pain. Only once we identify the source of pain (diagnosis) can we outline and consider diagnosis-specific solutions, ranging from simple measures such as ice and exercises to surgery, which is often minimally invasive.