Anterior knee pain

Alternative Names

Runner’s knee; Patellofemoral pain; Patellar tendinitis; Tendinitis – patellar; Jumper’s knee

Definition of Anterior knee pain

Anterior knee pain is pain that occurs at the front and center of the knee.

Symptoms

Anterior knee pain is a dull, aching pain that is most often felt:

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/13/2010

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