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An athlete man with anterior knee pain.

The front portion, or anterior portion, of the knee is a common source of knee pain. Anterior knee pain affects the area below and surrounding the kneecap, which can be caused by a variety of injuries and conditions. At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer anterior knee pain treatment to provide relief for patients at our medical clinic in Los Angeles.

Most anterior knee pain involves the kneecap, or patella. The kneecap is a small bone that protects the front of the knee and is the connecting bone between the tendons and muscles in the thigh and shin. The patella slides back and forth when the knee bends and straightens within a groove in the lower femur. The bottom of the patella is covered with cartilage to allow it to slide over the bone without friction. When an injury or condition impacts the patella, attached tendons, cartilage or other associated components, it can result in anterior knee pain and joint dysfunction.

Causes of Anterior Knee Pain

Participating in sports is one of the main causes of injuries to the patella and related components in the knee. Jumping and running can put excessive stress on the kneecap and tendons, which can cause injury and anterior knee pain. The cartilage on the underside of the kneecap can also be damaged, causing inflammation and pain with knee movement. Some of the common causes of anterior knee pain include:

  • Jumper’s Knee (patella tendonitis)
  • Runner’s Knee (Chondromalacia Patella)
  • Quadriceps tendonitis
  • Kneecap mal-tracking
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

To determine the best anterior knee pain treatment, an accurate diagnosis is needed to identify the cause of pain. Dr. Farzin Kabaei is a well-respected orthopedic physician and knee specialist who can uncover the cause of anterior knee pain and recommend an effective treatment. Our orthopedic clinic offers advanced treatments for knee injuries and pain, including interventional treatments. Contact our medical clinic in Los Angeles to schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Kabaei if you are experiencing acute anterior knee pain.

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