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