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Table 1 Common Pathologies Leading to Anterior Knee Pain (AKP)*

From: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS): a systematic review of anatomy and potential risk factors

Articular Cartilage Injury Bone Tumors Chondromalacia Patellae
Hoffa's Disease Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome Loose Bodies
Neuromas Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osteochondritis Dissecans
Patellar Instability/Subluxation Patellar Stress Fracture Patellar Tendinopathy
Patellofemoral Arthritis Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Pes Anserine Bursitis
Plica Synovialis Prepatellar Bursitis Previous Surgery
Quadriceps Tendinopathy Referred Pain from Lumbar Spine or Hip Joint Pathology Saphenous Neuritis
Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome Symptomatic Bipartite Patella  
  1. * Based on research presented by S. Dixit 2007, P. Brukner 2002, R.H. Miller 1998, J.P. Fulkerson 2000, W.E. Prentice 2001, T.A. Peters 2000, R. Khaund 2005, A. Haim 2006