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Patellofemoral Arthritis

This is arthritis affecting the kneecap. It causes pain in the front of your knee and can make it difficult to kneel or climb stairs. Patellofemoral arthritis occurs when the slippery substance, articular cartilage, along the femoral groove and on the underside of the kneecap wears down and becomes inflamed. When cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and when the wear is severe, the underlying bone becomes exposed and movement of the kneecap becomes painful.

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