This appears to be a PhD student’s research thesis on adolescent patellofemoral pain. I strongly dislike this term in that it is really just a fancy word for anterior knee pain.
recently joined Dan Braun on the Brawn Body Health and Fitness podcast. We talked about patellar tracking abnormalities and patellar instability. So first of all, the patella is the kneecap – and a lot of people start having patellar pain when they’re teenagers.
Anterior knee pain following hamstring ACL reconstruction is a very timely topic. We have been debating graft choice for ACL reconstruction for decades.
One of the complications I see occasionally with BTB (patellar tendon) grafts for ACL reconstruction is scarring of the patellar tendon and resulting patella baja.