Runner’s knee

Alternative names 
Anterior Knee pain

Definition

Anterior knee pain occurs at the front of the knee and is caused by softening of the cartilage or misalignment of the patellofemoral joint (where the kneecap connects with the thigh bone).

see Anterior Knee pain.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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