Patellofemoral Pain / Problems
Patellofemoral pain is pain in the knee that is from a problem between the kneecap (patella) and the groove on the top of the knee joint (femoral trochlea). It is sometimes referred to as ‘runner’s knee.’ Other terms that have been used for this include chondromalacia patella, patellofemoral disorder, patellar instability, patellar malalignment and runner’s knee. Diagnosing patellofemoral pain can be tricky and often relies on a thorough examination so that a clinical decision can be made based on your symptoms and findings. Dr Vizzi’s advanced training regarding sports related injuries and knee joint injuries will help diagnose your trouble in a timely and cost effective manner. Many times this can be treated with nonsurgical means. This is always the first line of treatment for patellofemoral pain issues. Sometimes surgery becomes indicated, and Dr Vizzi will use his updated and advanced surgical and arthroscopic techniques to focus a remedy for the situation.