Runner's Knee

Wai Ella Yeung, Simon S. Yeung

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Runner's knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common cause of anterior knee pain in young active individuals. The condition is not only unique to runners but to other athletes and non-athletes alike. Because of the multifactorial nature of PFPS, the aetiology remains unclear. Conservative treatment has been proposed to be the preferred option but its effectiveness requires further clarification. This chapter examines the current understanding of risk factors that contribute to PFPS and describes the available evidence on various treatment options.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Orthopedics
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1405184760, 9781405184762
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2011


  • Anterior knee pain
  • Bracing
  • Exercise therapy
  • Patella
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Runner's knee
  • Taping
  • Vastus medialis obliqus muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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