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Patellofemoral Arthritis of the Knee

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Patellofemoral arthritis is painful arthritis that affects the patella, or kneecap. It is usually caused by damage to articular cartilage caused by a fracture or dysplasia.

What are the signs and symptoms of patellofemoral arthritis?

  • Redness and swelling around the joint
  • Chronic pain
  • Popping noise or grinding sensation in the joint
  • Weakness in the joint
  • Instability or loss of use

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