Anterior knee pain

Anterior knee pain is common with a variety of causes which can be divided anatomically using a layered approach1 from superficial to deep:

Superficial soft tissues
Extensor mechanism
Intracapsular extrasynovial
Intra-articular
Knee pathology

The knee is a complex synovial joint that can be affected by a range of pathologies:

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Section: Gamuts
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    Quadriceps tendinosis
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    Patellar tendinosis
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    Prepatellar bursitis
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    Morel Lavallée lesion of the knee
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    Pre and infrapatellar bursitis
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    Quadriceps tendon rupture
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    Patella fracture
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    Patella sleeve fracture and Osgood Schlatter's disease
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    Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease
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    Recent patella dislocation (MRI)
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    Giant cell tumour of the patella
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