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Descriptor English:   Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome de Dolor Patelofemoral 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome da Dor Patelofemoral 
Synonyms English:   Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral Syndrome
Pain Syndrome, Patellofemoral  
Tree Number:   C05.550.700
Definition English:   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. 
See Related English:   Chondromalacia Patellae
 
History Note English:   2005 
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BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   38611 
Unique Identifier:   D046788 

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