What is the prevalence of patellofemoral syndrome (PFS)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Noel F So, MD, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Consuelo T Lorenzo, MD  more...
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Patellofemoral syndrome is estimated to be the most common cause of anterior knee pain in athletic and nonathletic populations.

United States

Patellofemoral syndrome is common in the United States, especially among physically active persons.


Patellofemoral syndrome has an estimated prevalence rate of 20% in student populations.

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