What Is Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis?


Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis refers to the presence of degenerative changes underneath the kneecap. Patellofemoral arthritis mostly affects patients that have patellofemoral laxity, subluxation, malalignment, and a high-riding patella, as well as the same patient population affected by arthritis of other joints. Advanced age, obesity, overuse, chronic joint instability, prior interarticular fractures, and systemic inflammatory conditions are risk factors for the development of arthritis in the hip, knee, patella, and other weight-bearing joints.
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