Chronic anterior knee pain in athletes: Common causes

  • MP Schwellnus UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department of Human Biology Faculty of Health Sciences University of Cape Town South Africa
  • EW Derman UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department of Human Biology Faculty of Health Sciences University of Cape Town South Africa

Abstract


Anterior knee pain is a very common clinical presentation. In this article, the classification of anterior knee pain syndromes according to the anatomy of the knee extensor mechanism is described. The clinical diagnosis, special investigations, and principles of management of the more common causes of anterior knee pain are discussed.

For full text, click here:SA Fam Pract 2005;47(8):20-22
Published
2006-09-19
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-6204
print ISSN: 2078-6190