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Term:patellofemoral pain syndrome
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Definition: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.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome;   Patellofemoral Syndrome
 primary_id: MESH:D046788;   RDO:0007540
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  disease 15609
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    disease of anatomical entity 14966
      musculoskeletal system disease 5304
        connective tissue disease 3934
          bone disease 3431
            bone inflammation disease 941
              arthropathy 71
                patellofemoral pain syndrome 0
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