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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Summary of Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a syndrome characterized by knee pain originating from the contact of the posterior surface of the patella with the femur. The population most at risk from patellofemoral pain syndrome are runners, cyclists, basketball players and other sports participants. 

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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?