Which histologic findings are characteristic 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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Histologic findings are dependent on the extent to which the cartilage surfaces have been compromised. Shearing stresses may result in changes in subchondral bone and dysplasia of the cartilage surface. More severe cartilage changes have been identified in persons with patellofemoral syndrome that has been refractory to conservative measures.


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