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Conservative Care of Patellofemoral Pain

  • K. Donald Shelbourne
  • William S. Adsit

Abstract

Anterior knee pain is a common complaint of patients presenting to a general orthopedic or orthopedic sports medicine practice. Appropriate treatment of this problem begins with a careful and complete initial evaluation, involving a thorough history, a physical examination, and proper radiologic examinations. After a correct and specific diagnosis is made,1,2 conservative treatment with a patient active rehabilitation program may be pre-scribed. In this chapter, we will review our approach to patients with patellofemoral symptoms and discuss our philosophy of conservative treatment.

Keywords

Knee Pain Anterior Knee Pain Patellofemoral Joint Patellar Instability Patellofemoral Pain 
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  • K. Donald Shelbourne
  • William S. Adsit

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