Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of patellofemoral syndrome?

Generalized pain around the kneecap is the most common symptom of patellofemoral syndrome:

  • The patient may have a history of a dull, aching pain in the knee, not necessarily in one specific area.
  • If the pain is in front of the knee below the kneecap, it is probably caused by tendon inflammation called infrapatellar tendonitis or "jumper's knee".
  • Running, going down stairs, squatting, or sitting for a long time with knees bent usually increases pain
  • Although full range of motion is usually possible, flexing the knee completely is painful.
  • Crepitus (a crackling noise under the patella) may occur during knee movement.
  • A slight swelling may exist
  • Symptoms may be present in one or both knees.
  • Decreased kneecap motion

About Doctor Barrow...

Dr Michael Stuart Barrow is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery. He practices from Sunninghill Hospital and the Waterfall Sports Centre.
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Dr. Michael Barrow

Tel: 011 806 1772/0 and 011 806 1657
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Sunninghill Hospital
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