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A 22-year-old male asked:

4months post acl surgery, hamstring autograft, 22yrs, badminton coach.wat is good or bad pain cuz my top of knee sumtime pains doin exercises.

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace or injections. This is common after surgery as your muscles controlling the patella are out of shape.
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Sounds like...: You may have some patellofemoral pain related to weakness in your quadriceps. Is typically normal as you rehabilitate you thigh and quad muscles back to normal strength. Can take 6 months.
Last updated Feb 17, 2016

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