Anterior Knee Pain in Football

  • Paulo Renato Fernandes SagginEmail author
  • David Dejour


Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a common complaint of football players. The complex interplay of factors involved in its genesis, the poorly understood mechanism of pain generation, and the heterogeneous literature regarding this disorder create several obstacles to the adequate management of this frequent and poorly known pathology. Knowledge of the predisposing factors and correct evaluation of the patient must allow the physician to institute an efficient treatment while following some principles established so far.


Anterior Knee Pain Trochlear Dysplasia Iliotibial Band Vastus Medialis Obliquus Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia de Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil
  2. 2.Lyon-Ortho-Clinic; Clinique de la SauvegardeLyonFrance

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