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Patella-Femoral Dysfunction or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patella-femoral dysfunction is pain in the front of your knee where your kneecap (patella) glides abnormally at the end of your thigh bone (femur).

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How Do I Know I May Have It?

How Is It Diagnosed?

What Causes Patella-Femoral Dysfunction?

How Do I Treat Patella-Femoral Dysfunction?

What Is the Long-Term Outcome?

Can Patella-Femoral Dysfunction Be Prevented?

Last Updated: 05/2012