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Anterior knee pain (AKP) and chondromalacia patellae

Anterior knee pain (AKP) and chondromalacia patellae

Pain in the front and centre of the knee constitutes anterior knee pain which is a bone and muscle condition and can occur either due to the breakdown of cartilage behind the kneecap or could be due to inflammation of the patella (painful, swollen, red and warm to the touch) . Elderly and obese people, those who over-exercise, those with previous fracture of kneecap and runners are more prone to developing pain in the anterior (front part) knee pain.

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