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Approach for anterior knee pain focusing on multifactorial etiologies
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2022;9:1-5
Published online May 1, 2022;  https://doi.org/10.14517/aosm21011
© 2022 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Ju-Ho Song1, Young Mo Kim2, Yong Bum Joo2, Cheol Won Lee2

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chungnam National University Sejong Hospital, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Sejong, 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: Young Mo Kim, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3033-4477
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, 282 Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 35015, Korea. Tel: +82-42-280-8083, Fax: +82-42-252-7098, E-mail: osdr69@gmail.com
Received October 9, 2021; Revised January 17, 2022; Accepted February 5, 2022.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a difficult clinical problem owing to its diverse etiologies, including patellofemoral pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, medial plica syndrome, Hoffa’s fat pad syndrome, patellar/quadriceps tendinopathy, lateral patellar compression syndrome, and iliotibial band syndrome. Conservative therapies can resolve AKP; however, surgery may be required in some refractory cases when structural abnormalities are observed. Because AKP has a high degree of chronicity, orthopedic surgeons should adhere to standard treatment protocols, including exercise therapy.
Keywords : Anterior knee pain syndrome; Patellofemoral pain syndrome; Synovial plica syndrome
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