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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

"Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A syndrome characterized by retropatellar or peripatellar PAIN resulting from physical and biochemical changes in the patellofemoral joint. The pain is most prominent when ascending or descending stairs, squatting, or sitting with flexed knees. There is a lack of consensus on the etiology and treatment. The syndrome is often confused with (or accompanied by) CHONDROMALACIA PATELLAE, the latter describing a pathological condition of the CARTILAGE and not a syndrome.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 31 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2011
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