Article Abstract

Anterior knee pain: so common a symptom, so misunderstood

Authors: Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Scott F. Dye


Anterior knee pain (AKP) is the most common reason to consult with an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the knee. Boling et al. (1) found an AKP prevalence of 15% among females and 12% among males. It was also observed that the annual incidence of AKP was 33/1,000 person-years in females and 15/1,000 person-years in males (1).