What Is Patellofemoral Crepitus?


Patellofemoral crepitus is a painful grating sensation that may be experienced on the palpation of the knee joint when extending the leg against gravity. It is also known as patellofemoral syndrome or patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Q&A Related to "What Is Patellofemoral Crepitus"
Location Patellofemoral pain may occur behind or around the kneecap, and it may appear in either or both legs, according to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Features
Crepitus is a clinical symptom in medicine that is characterized by a peculiar crackling, crinkly, or grating feeling or sound under the skin, around the lungs, or in the joints.
It is basically a long name for the back of your kneecap hurts. Many people have heard of this even if they don't realize it. It goes by many different names. A few are chondromalacia
n The crackling sound noted during auscultation; also the sensation noted during palpation when the fragments of a fractured bone are rubbed together.
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