Knee Surgery

Anterior Knee Pain



Anterior knee pain, joint knee is one of the most common complaints. Anterior knee pain, often called the patellofemoral joint cartilage under the kneecap cartilage between the front surface of the joint is due to the lower end of the thigh bone. Anterior knee pain, can be seen as a result of acute stroke index directly. In this case, the knee cap fracture, fracture, distal femur, knee cap called oppression surrounding soft tissue contusion injuries, patellar tendon tears from under the kneecap that can cause pain. In addition, athletes like runners overloads the muscles on the front of your thighs or anywhere patellar tendon attached to the upper end of the kneecap can cause pain, edema, create a. People working on their knees in front of developing knee bursitis can cause pain and swelling.

Cause anterior knee pain develops from the patellofemoral joint?

Patellofemoral pain: 1-normal structure joints, knees bent, although softening of the cartilage due to overload employees with a lot position, 2 – Structural overflow outside of the knee joint, which covers the outward sloping or overload in people over time, with the outer part of the joint on the outside of the patellofemoral joint is pain, 3 – as a structural height of the knee cap (patella alta) or more people who settled down in different parts of the biomechanics of patellofemoral cartilage changes before embarkation softening can cause pain by causing more damage then 4 – call of the knee valgus of the thigh and leg bones outward angulation or rotational defects in patients with pain in the outer part of the patellofemoral joint is again. 5 – The rest of the knee joint during the fetal life of the structures in the knee plica that which is in the form of a thick band. Some people should not need excessive yüklenmelerle structural pillars thicker than usual and especially the mechanical compression of the inner side of the index with the effect of creating cartilage damage can cause pain.

What are the findings of the patellofemoral joint diseases?

The most common symptom is pain. Pain, especially in the beginning of 90 degrees above the knees are bent, living, traveling, theater and the cinema for a long-term Settlements knees bent, while praying seen. Pain at rest and in advanced cases of these patients have difficulty getting up after sitting for a long time. Patients with patellofemoral knee problem and crash complaints seen in discharge. Sometimes knees swell observed.

How to diagnose diseases of the patellofemoral joint sets?

The first step in the patellofemoral joint disease, diagnosis, symptoms, and physical examination of issues thrown. Then, the bone structure of the patellofemoral joint patellofemoral joint imaging, radiological investigations and compliance issues examined to determine whether a structured settlement. Some patients requesting MRI study determined the level of the patellofemoral joint cartilage damage.

What is the treatment of diseases of the patellofemoral joint?

Treatment of patellofemoral disorders are shaped by reason. In general, almost all of the patients with early stage antiemflamatuvar recommended medications and exercise. Some patients with very good results can be obtained with physical therapy. Despite all this pain patients, surgical treatment is required to continue. Tilt the cover outward angulation of the knee in patients who call the call arthroscopic knee retinaculum on the outside cover of the successful results by loosening the structure is stretched outward suffering. Arthroscopic sometimes the inner tissues of the relaxation of the patellofemoral joint outer side shrinkage improvement is achieved by adding more. Despite all this, the ongoing problems of settlement and adaptation to apply bone surgery. Other than these, the study of these patients, some patients resort to a late period advanced patellofemoral arthritis is joint interests. If this is just the patellofemoral joint arthritis of the patellofemoral prosthesis using superficial, arthritis and knee (tibiofemoral) and the knee cap (PF) joints of the concerns is total knee replacement surgery.

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Prof.Dr. Seref Aktas