Patellofemoral syndrome (Runners knee)

Runners knee is more correctly called patellofemoral syndrome. It presents as anterior knee pain, generally worsened by stairs and caused by dynamic valgus rather than any structural pathology of the cartilage. It is common in runners and more often found in women than men. Pain is caused by compression of nerve fibers in the retinaculum or in the subchondral bone of the patella or from a synovitis.


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