Patellofemoral Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 09, 2023
  • Author: Noel F So, MD, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Ryan O Stephenson, DO  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

These include the following:

  • Referred pain from hip

  • Sinding-Larsen–Johansson syndrome

  • Neuroma

  • Quadriceps rupture

  • Patellar tendonitis

  • Patella fracture or dislocation

  • Peripatellar bursitis

  • Plica syndromes of the anterior knee

  • Meniscal or ligamentous lesions

  • Radicular pain

  • Infection of the knee joint

  • Tumor (eg, knee joint, femur)

Differential Diagnoses