AssessmentsPatellofemoral pain syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
The diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome is based on (clinical presentation/imaging/lab studies) .
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A 35-year-old woman comes to the office because of left knee pain for the past six weeks. She says that the pain worsens after long periods of sitting and with descending stairs and she is unable to localize the pain to a particular area of the knee. Her BMI is 29 kg/m2. Physical examination shows palpable crepitus on passive movement of the knee, no focal tenderness, and a stable knee. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?