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Patellofemoral Arthritis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Patellofemoral arthritis usually affects the same patient population affected by arthritis of other joints. Increasing age, obesity, overuse, chronic joint instability, prior interarticular fractures, and systemic inflammatory conditions are risk factors for the development of arthritis in the hip, knee, patella, and other weight-bearing joints. Patellofemoral arthritis can also occur in younger patients as a result of malalignment or trauma.
Synonyms and related keywords: anterior knee pain, chondromalacia patellae, osteoarthritis, arthritis of the patella, arthritis of the kneecap
Kathleen Hogan, MD & H Del Schutte, Jr, MD, 2003

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Hogan & Schutte
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Sun Apr 06 2008