Dr. Harner explains the most common condition of the patellofemoral joint.
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Well, the most common condition we see in the patella femoral joint is damage to the articular cartilage, that's the coating cartilage. And that occurs usually overtime but it can occur also from a traumatic injury as well, either one can lead to damage to the articular cartilage. And what we do on that setting is we initially start with physical therapy again and look to improve range of motion, also flexibility is very important. A lot of these patients have very tight hamstrings and it’s important that they undergo flexibility to stretch their hamstrings out as well as rehabilitate their quadricep muscle, the muscle in front on their side. And those are the common non-operative treatments that we do.

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