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Chronic anterior knee pain in athletes: Common causes

MP Schwellnus, EW Derman

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



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2005.10873270
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