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Pain in the Front of the Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a type of knee pain that affects the front of the knee.  The patellofemoral joint is the small space between our knee cap and the thigh underneath it.  “Patellofemoral” is a general term, similar to saying “knee pain”.  It doesn’t really tell us everything that is happening with the injury, but…

outline of patello femoral syndrome

Patello-femoral Syndrome

The Q-angle (quadricep angle) is a measurement used by many health care practitioners to assess patello-femoral alignment. It is often mentioned in running magazines and on different websites because of its apparent ability to identify those persons at risk of certain knee injuries. Some of these knee injuries include patellofemoral syndrome, patellofemoral maltracking, chondromalacia patella,…