Anterior knee pain is a common presenting problem in patients with knee pain and can start as early as 10 years of age. Many patients present with symptoms that are associated with prolonged sitting, squatting, kneeling, or climbing stairs. They typically describe buckling when walking, or standing. This is rarely associated with an acute sports injury and these symptoms are typically chronic in nature and may be related to repetitive activity. Anterior knee pain is related to complex etiologies and rarely requires surgical intervention.1 Understanding the correct cause allows one to focus on appropriate treatment and help the patient modify their activities and begin the rehabilitation process in order to return to full function and activity.
Eckersley K. Anterior Knee Pain Primer. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2019; 1(2).
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