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The front of the knee comprises of the patella (kneecap) which sits on the bottom end of the femur (thigh bone). The patella is held in place by a number of structures including the quadriceps tendon (above) and the patellar tendon (below)

Kneecap and related structure problems either present in the form of pain from these structures , instability (ie dislocation of the kneecap) or both.





  • History & Clinical examination
  • MRI Scanning may be required for further detail



  1. Non-operative: Physiotherapy with or without injection therapy
  1. Operative treatment:  Operative treatment may be required in the form of  arthroscopic (keyhole) or open surgery