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
A crepitus is a noise produced by a sudden discharge of wind from the bowels.
That is what it is - a cracking noise. Caused by two rough surfaces rubbing against each other.
Crepitus is the grinding sensation that can be felt if you place your hand over the knee and flex and extend it.
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