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Pain around the front of the knee is often referred to as patellofemoral pain. This pain may be caused by
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches patellofemoral pain
Treatment for your child's patellofemoral pain will depend on the underlying cause. At Children's, doctors emphasize the use of exercise to strengthen and stabilize the knee as well as the surrounding muscles. Surgery is recommended in only the most severe cases of patellofemoral pain.
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